This 59-second, week-in-review module delivers an international perspective on the 2020 elections to your audiences.

How is the U.S. presidential election being reported on, discussed and commented on in countries like China, Russia, France, Germany and the UK? The BBC World Service brings you Global View on 2020.

This 59-second, week-in-review module delivers an international perspective on the 2020 elections to your audiences. It can round out your established news programming and can be seamlessly placed during breaks in Saturday programs like Weekend Edition or Weekend All Things Considered.

Produced by the BBC Partner Production Hub, Global View on 2020 utilizes media insights from BBC Monitoring, and leverages access to 43 language services, local sources and an unrivaled understanding of the world's media.

Included in your BBC World Service affiliation fee and offered through November 2020 (possible expansion beyond).


Rob Hugh-Jones, Mahfuz Sadique, and Audrey Tinline



Program Feed Schedule

Global View on 2020 is delivered via ContentDepot file transfer. Air Window: available Friday at 4 p.m. ET through Saturday 8 p.m. ET. The length of each program is ::59. Stations airing Global View on 2020 should subscribe to the BBC Global View on 2020 page in ContentDepot.

If you have questions regarding managing your subscription or how to automate Global View on 2020, please contact APM's ICC at 651-290-1563 or via email at

Rob Hugh-Jones

Rob Hugh-Jones is currently Editor of the BBC Partner Hub. Before that, he was Managing Editor of WNYC's The Takeaway, and Managing Editor of PRI's The World, produced with WGBH in Boston. Rob also served as The World's BBC bureau chief for several years. Rob completed his graduate studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, so his knowledge of the United States – and American radio audiences – runs deep.

Rob has also worked across many other parts of the BBC. He started as a local reporter in London, then various regions of the UK. He served as news bulletin writer in the BBC World Service newsroom for two years, then as Producer on Newshour, and Senior Producer on Outlook. Rob moved to BBC TV for four years, working on award-winning documentaries for BBC 1 and 2 (the primary BBC TV networks) including Panorama (the BBC's investigative current affairs flagship, which compares to PBS Frontline).

Rob has been steeped in international news for the best part of 20 years. He lived in Africa and North America as a child, and is very well travelled. He has covered numerous, momentous global news stories, including the British handover of Hong Kong in 1997, and the seminal Bonn conference in Germany right after 9/11, which plotted a way forward for the U.S., and allies in Afghanistan and beyond.

Rob and his wife Alice live south of London and have a very sporty nine-year-old son, Leo, who is crazy about football (soccer) and cricket (you know, that baseball-kind-of-game the Brits and others continue to play!).  

Mahfuz Sadique

Mahfuz has 15 years' experience in multi-platform daily news and current affairs journalism, 10 of them with BBC News. His current role is with BBC Newsgathering, meaning he helps co-ordinate and plan global news coverage via around 40 BBC bureaux around the world.

Mahfuz has also done field reporting from Bangladesh for the BBC, covering major stories there including the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in the capital, Dhaka, in 2013.


Audrey Tinline

Audrey is a very experienced presenter, reporter and senior producer with BBC radio, having worked with the BBC for more than 20 years. She is currently a Senior Broadcast Journalist on BBC business programs. She also produces news and current affairs programmes across BBC World Service radio and writes features for BBC online.

Before coming to the BBC Audrey was a producer in Singapore on Asia Business News TV, a pan-Asian satellite TV station set up by Dow Jones. And she worked at RTHK in Hong Kong as a reporter and newsreader.


Broadcast Rights

Global View on 2020 is available to all BBC-carrying American Public Media affiliate stations for broadcast. Simulcast streaming rights are available for BBC programming. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.

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