Posted: 10 Apr 2010 Print Send a link
"What makes [Alhurra news program] Al Youm different from Alhurra’s other programmes is that it’s an in-region television programme. 'Only one of its bureaus is in the US (Washington, DC); the other four bureaus are all from the Middle East. This creates an intimate regional feel to the programme. It’s not a matter of having Springfield, Virginia, staff produce a programme that covers the Middle East from afar. That’s what is important because they know the region and understand its issues,' [executive producer Fran Mires] adds. A point of great pride for Mires is that not once has the live feed gone blank, quite an accomplishment for a live programme with five bureaus." Raziqueh Hussain, Khaleej Times (Dubai), 9 April 2010.