|Genre||News, current events, and factual|
|Running time||Weekdays for half hour at 0100, 1000, 1400, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2200, 2300 (GMT) (as at Spring 2011)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Home station||BBC World Service|
|Recording studio||Broadcasting House|
World Briefing was BBC World Service's standard news strand. Along with The World Today, Newshour, World Update and World: Have Your Say, it was a large part of the schedule. It was broadcast on the hour for a half-hour programme whenever other news strands are not on air. Each individual version of the BBC World Service opted in or out of various editions. Public radio stations around the world also broadcast various editions of World Briefing.
On 25 March 2013, BBC World Service announced that World Briefing would be cancelled and replaced by The Newsroom. The Newsroom first aired on 1 April 2013.
The presenters were: