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Sky News Arabia names Hani Abu Ayyash as new head of news

Based in Abu Dhabi, Abu Ayyash will lead the newsroom team, in addition to Sky News Arabia offices in 24 countries around the world

Sky News Arabia names Hani Abu Ayyash as new head of news

Sky News Arabia has announced the appointment of Hani Abu Ayyash as head of news, after running the channel’s newsroom over the past six months.

In his new role, Abu Ayyash will manage all content production on Sky News Arabia’s TV, website and social media platforms, as well as Sky News Arabia radio broadcasting via internet and shortwave.

Based at the network’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Abu Ayyash will lead the newsroom team, in addition to Sky News Arabia offices in 24 countries around the world.

He will be responsible for implementing development plans on both levels of content and leveraging the latest media production technology.

He will also oversee the quality of journalistic work as well as the compliance with professional and ethical standards that Sky News Arabia has set for itself since its inception on May 6, 2012.

Alongside his experience of launching and managing newsrooms for various Arabic language broadcasters; he has also worked as a reporter and television field producer for various international institutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in radio and television journalism from Birzeit University in Palestine.

The announcement coincides with Sky News Arabia’s plans to expand its operations and step up production with the aim of becoming the most widespread and influential Arab news platform.