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Behind the News
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Genre Children's Education, Current Affairs
Presented by Amelia Moseley (2018-present)
Nathan Bazley (2007-2017)
Sarah Larsen
Tash Thiele
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 50
Executive producer(s) Robert Clark (c.2005–2014)
Production location(s) Adelaide, South Australia
Camera setup Digital Betacam
Running time 26 minutes
Original network ABC TV (1968-2014)
ABC Me (2014-present)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release Current Affairs-5 June 1968 (1968-06-05)–1969 (1969)
Behind the News- 1969 (1969)–9 December 2003 (2003-12-09)
15 February 2005 (2005-02-15) – present (present)

Behind the News (more commonly known as BtN) is a long-running news programme broadcast on Australia's ABC TV made in Adelaide and aimed at school-aged children (8–13 years of age). BtN is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary students to help them understand issues and events outside their own lives.

Behind the News explores news using the current language, music and popular culture of youths. The programme explains the basic concepts that underpin the issues and events, while also providing background information. Behind the News also covers children's issues often overlooked by mainstream news, and makes use of online resources including streaming video of BtN stories, study materials for teachers and additional information and activities for students.

BtN Newsbreak

BtN Newsbreak (Previously known as ABC3 News & News On 3) is a program broadcast on ABC Me since launch, and in its current form, May 2016. They are produced by and feature the same team as Behind the News.

Presenters and reporters

Behind the News and BtN Newsbreak are presented by Amelia Moseley. BtN is produced by Sarah Larsen.

The current reporting team at Behind the News and Newsbreak includes: Jack Evans, Matthew Holbrook, Leela Varghese, Nathaniel Kelly, Cale Matthews, Charlotte Batty and Olivia Mason.

Former reporters include Ruby Cornish, Ben Nielsen, Evelyn Manfield, Natasha Thiele and Emma Davis.

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