Sky News Arabia appoints Nart Bouran as Head of News

Nart Bouran
London, UK, 15th February 2011: Nart Bouran - currently Director of Television for Reuters News Agency – has been appointed Director of News for Sky News Arabia. The 24-hour Arabic rolling news channel is set to launch in Spring 2012.

Nart has extensive experience in the Middle East having formerly been Director General of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation as well as Director of News for Abu Dhabi TV.

He said, ”I’m incredibly excited to be joining Sky News Arabia and am looking forward to the challenge ahead. Our aim is to offer a fresh and exciting channel with a new approach to covering news and analysis which will make Sky News Arabia the must-view channel across the MENA region.”

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said. “I’m delighted Nart has come on board as our new Director of News. Sky News Arabia promises to deliver news to the MENA region in a fresh and modern way. Nart’s huge experience in working on major stories around the world, and particularly in the Middle East, will ensure we do just that.”

The channel will operate from new studios in Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 media zone. In addition, it will have a network of newsgathering bureaux across MENA, further offices in London and Washington DC, and access to Sky News’ wider network of international bureaux. Content for Sky News Arabia will be produced by more than 180 multimedia journalists supported by a full technical and operations team.

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