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There are five RSS feeds which you can use to follow updates to the Correspondents Map or mash it up to use the correspondent's locations information stored within it.
To get the link, simply click the feed(s) you'd like to see. To follow updates, paste the URL into your favourite RSS reader. Google Reader comes highly recommended.
Ever wondered how many overseas correspondents the BBC has, and where they all are?
This map shows the base locations for the BBC's main correspondents and a large number of stringers who regularly appear on BBC News and the BBC World Service in English. It does not currently contain stringers working for the World Service in 32 international languages, but this is something that is being investigated.
Please find below a basic FAQ - get in touch if you have further queries.
Correspondents often move around as stories happen. What's marked on this map is their base location - however, they will travel around the country and the world to gather news and cover big stories. For example, staff in Russia will often leave their Moscow base to travel around the rest of the country as stories happen, or to get opinion from outside the capital. Where extra support is required for a big story, staff from around the region will be deployed; for example during the "battle for Tripoli" during the Libyan uprising in summer 2011, correspondents from around the world were transferred to cover the story.
This has come up a few times in feedback - and the answer is simple: every correspondent on this map has published articles on the BBC website which states their name, location and the date they filed the article. No extra information is included on this map which is not already published on the BBC website, and therefore already in the public domain.
Not all correspondents and stringers here are funded by the license fee; plenty are funded by the BBC World Service, which is funded by the UK Foreign Office to promote the UK overseas (this is due to change in 2016 when the BBC license fee will fund the World Service following a decision by the Tory-LibDem Coalition Government). Also bear in mind the amount of outlets feeding from the BBC News 'machine': 5 national radio stations (one carrying rolling news), two rolling news TV channels, the BBC News website, the World Service, and BBC1 bulletins throughout the day, every single day of the year.
I work in the News Traffic Unit at the BBC - nothing to do with the motorways and flight delays - but 'directing' correspondents around TV and Radio studios, and recording their despatches for use in news bulletins and programmes. 'Traffic' acts as the first point of call for all foreign correspondents around the world to get their audio material into London. You can find out the history of the Unit, read a 'day in the life of' a Traffic Manager or read correspondent Nick Robinson's experience of 'Traffic' published in The Times.
Thanks for using the BBC Correspondents Map, developed and maintained by me, Stuart Pinfold.
Your feedback received so far has encouraged me to include additional features since the first version of the Correspondents Map back in January 2008 such as correspondent photos, RSS feeds and the list of recent articles by location or correspondent.
The easiest way to send further feedback is to leave your comments here.
This application is provided to you free of charge; however, the project does take up a lot of resources - including bandwidth for the site and my time. The application is powered by a database which contains information about nearly 200 correspondents, more than 100 locations, and a history of updates going back to January 2008.
Therefore, if you use this application a lot, please consider donating just £5 towards my web-hosting costs. Your money will also support the project and encourage me to develop it further.
There's a handy, and prominently-placed, PayPal logo at the top of this page which will take you straight to your donation. Please note that I am not paid for the development of the map by the BBC, and all maintenance and updates are completed in my own personal time.