The "BBC news school report", online since 2006, aims at engaging 11 to 16-year-old youngsters with the news. Using the power of the web the BBC establishes a network of school broadcasters making news reports that are published on school websites and linked to by the BBC. The project provides a live events overview, an interactive map, and live-streamed radio and tv channels to give the young journalists a way to reach a real audience. A six-digit number of young people have already been involved with the "BBC news school report".
A public broadcaster getting involved in sustaining citizenship and civil society by means of its own media competence: Self-evident, yet impressive and compelling.