Angelina Jolie teams up with Microsoft Education and the BBC to give children high-quality journalism

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Angelina Jolie has co-produced a weekly show, My World, with Microsoft Education and BBC World Service to deliver impartial and factual stories to children across the world.

The Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian is an executive producer on the programme, which is part of a free, global media literacy and journalist initiative for students.

The project aims to accurately inform children about what is happening around them and bring a deeper understanding of the different issues their peers face in other parts of the world.

“There has never been a time when it was more important to introduce the next generation to objective, impartial and factual explanation of the events and issues shaping our world,” said Jolie. “Children today are exposed to a lot of opinions, but not necessarily to information that is fact-based and reliable.”

The BBC World Service has co-produced the show with Microsoft Education. BBC Learning and Microsoft Education will create a platform with technology such as collaboration tool Teams and video platform Flipgrid to help students share information, create their own content and collaborate with teachers and peers.

Jolie and Brad Smith have previously worked together to set up the KIND charity in the US, which provides free legal services to unaccompanied children involved in immigration proceedings.

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