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BBC Brasil

BBC Brasil is the brasilian national news portal of BBC’s (British Broadcasting Corporation) World Service. The portal has the Brazil, International, Economy, Health, Science, Technology and #SalaSocial (social network) sections, besides the English learning “Aprenda inglês” section, with news videos in English for language practice.

The “BBC Brasil” brand was created in 2000, under the domain. In that decade, BBC invested in the expansion of content production, sold to brazilian media portals and companies.

The portal has a team in London and another one in São Paulo. Their São Paulo office employs five journalists, besides an administrative manager, a business manager and the chief editor, Caio Quero. In London, BBC Brasil’s newsroom has four editors, three journalists and the chief editor Ricardo Acampora. The general director is the journalist Silvia Salek.

BBC Brasil’s portal is part of a new production phase in the operations of the news company in Brazil. This operation has three major phases according to Laurindo Leal’s book “Vozes de Londres: memórias brasileiras da BBC” (Voices of London: brazilian memories of the BBC”): the first brought updated and precise news about World War II to Brazil; the second challenged the information blockade imposed by the military dictatorship; the third and current phase would be characterized for following technological transformations in order to maintain BBC’s information and culture standards.

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319 (Alexa Ranking)

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free content

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BBC World Service


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BBC Brasil belongs to BBC World Service, a public company of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British Government.


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Márcia Poole


Silvia Salek


Ricardo Acampora (Londres) and Caio Quero (São Paulo).


Londres: BBC Brasil - New Broadcasting House, 5th Floor, zone DBBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1 1AASão Paulo: BBC do Brasil Ltda. - Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 741 1º Andar Pinheiros CEP.: 05428-002 São Paulo - SPe-mail geral:

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Further Information


http://Meio & Mensagem. BBC promove reestruturação decisiva na América Latina (2017). Accessed 8 october 2017.

Meta Data

The company BBC DO BRASIL COMUNICACAO LTDA. (tax ID. 02.568.993/0001-28) belongs to BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (doc. 56944740001): $ 24.999.999,00; and NICOLA ASHLEY CLARKE (doc. 00099139539), $1,00. Nicola (“Nikki”) is Head of Region for the Americas and Europe for the BBC World Service.


http://Expediente - BBC Brasil. Accessed 8 October 2017

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