BBC's Arabic TV
From the Scotsman:
THE BBC's £19-million-a-year Arabic TV service will launch next autumn with a mission to challenge the dominance of al-Jazeera.Will Orla be reporting for it?
The corporation has begun recruiting senior staff for the operation which will broadcast free 12 hours a day to anyone with satellite or cable TV connection.
Salah Negm, news editor for BBC Arabic Television, said: "We're aiming to be fast, modern in style and outlook; strong on analysis with a wide international perspective.
"It will maintain the BBC values of accuracy, editorial independence, impartiality, while balancing a wide diversity of views."