We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) video news organization dedicated to offering coverage of overlooked international news stories to American news providers - and hence the underserved American public. 


The BIR strives to examine issues and places that often remain neglected because of the constraints on the modern US news market. Our model is to use new technology and streamlined production to efficiently yet thoroughly cover stories that otherwise would remain untold.  


Our directors have a combined 30 years experience in network television news and have worked for ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Discovery, CBC and the New York Times. They have reported from over 25 countries worldwide.


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The Bureau for

International Reporting

Awards:


The BIR's work has received substantial recognition, including:


-Robert F Kennedy Memorial International Television Award


-First Place, News Magazine, National Headliner Awards


-Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Continuing Coverage and Best Report in a News Magazine


Along with contributions from individuals like you, the BIR is proud to have received substantial operating support from the following:


The Ford Foundation


The Carnegie Corporation


The Compton Foundation


The Henry Luce Foundation


The Stanley Foundation


Humanity United



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Thank you.

Recent Highlights:

-See our latest report on Bosnia's first census since ethnic cleansing and genocide.

-The BIR travelled to Myanmar in May to report on the rise of radical, anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism and the epidemic of government land grabs.

-The BIR continues Fault Lines of Faith with reports from Northern Ireland, India and Kenya.