Press Releases Euronews Group opens its Abu Dhabi editorial bureau

Euronews Group opens its Abu Dhabi editorial bureau

Euronews Group opens its Abu Dhabi editorial bureau

The new bureau’s main mission is to produce, from Abu Dhabi, a weekly flagship programme ‘INSPIRE Middle East’ highlighting on the Middle East’s most fascinating stories and to position Euronews Abu Dhabi as its first editorial hub in the region.

Lyon/Abu Dhabi, 20 March 2018 – Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews and Africanews, and Abdul Hadi Al Sheikh, CEO of International Media Investments (IMI), yesterday at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, officially announced the opening of the Euronews Group bureau in the Middle East.

Through its close partnership with IMI, the Abu Dhabi based Investment company behind the relaunch of The National, Abu Dhabi’s premier English language publication, Euronews is now operating from within Abu Dhabi’s Media Zone to produce INSPIRE Middle East.

The weekly show, presented by the channel’s new anchor Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane and broadcast every week on Euronews and Africanews, highlights the region’s commercial, creative and cultural landscape.

The Abu Dhabi bureau will also provide news content for Euronews and Africanews from across the Middle East and North Africa, ensuring that the network’s global viewership is kept abreast of events in the MENA region.

Daleen Hassan, presenter and editor of Business Middle East on Euronews and the Executive producer of ‘INSPIRE Middle East’ is appointed Bureau Chief. She is joined by Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane, Euronews’ new TV anchor, and a multinational team will be based in Abu Dhabi.

Michael Peters, Euronews and Africanews CEO

“Setting up in Abu Dhabi represents a fantastic opportunity for Euronews to strengthen its position in this dynamic region. Enabling a greater editorial focus on stories from across the Middle East. Our new operation will further support Euronews overarching editorial mission to represent All Views and All Voices to the peoples of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

INSPIRE Middle East will capture stories of creativity and innovation across the region. Whether in business, technology, the arts or pop culture, every episode will take our global audiences on a journey to a region that’s bursting with fresh energy and new ideas.”

INSPIRE Middle East

Duration         12′

Frequency       weekly

Languages      English – French

on Euronews   > TV: 15 broadcasts / broadcast every Saturday at 21:45 GST

+ digital platforms

on Africanews > TV: 15 broadcasts / broadcast every Saturday at 20:15 WAT

+ digital platforms        

Production      Euronews Abu Dhabi

Executive producer    Daleen Hassan

Anchor            Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane



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For further information, please contact :

Euronews Group

Lydie Bonvallet

Head of Press and Public relations

t +33 (0)4 28 67 05 35



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