Join us for a discussion of Sky News Arabia, a new multi-platform independent news channel broadcast in the Middle East and North Africa. Panelists: Nart Bouran, Director of News for Sky News Arabia, and James Zogby, Founder and President of the Arab American Institute.
In 2010 Abu Dhabi launched the creation of an impartial and independent breaking news channel for the Arab world across multiple platforms, as a joint venture with the UK-based Sky television service. With that mandate comes numerous challenges, such as how the channel will distinguish itself from competitors al-Arabiya, al-Jazeera and Alarab; its ability to deliver non-partisan, critical news coverage; and how social media might be leveraged to further the channel’s ambitions.
Co-sponsors: NYU Abu Dhabi; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies.