Al Jazeera picks bureau chiefs

Al Jazeera International has announced the appointment of Trish Carter, Sue Phillips and Will Stebbins as bureau chiefs for the channel’s Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC news broadcast centres respectively.

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By  Richard Agnew Published  May 12, 2005

Al Jazeera International has announced the appointment of Trish Carter, Sue Phillips and Will Stebbins as bureau chiefs for the channel’s Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC news broadcast centres respectively. Trish Carter’s career includes high level positions as Head of Current Affairs, Head of News and Deputy Head of News and Current Affairs at Television New Zealand, Media Centre Manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, and Executive Editor and Programme Director at Newstalk ZB. Sue Phillips is an experienced broadcast professional. Her career includes senior roles as London Bureau Chief for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Managing Director of News World International, and Senior Radio Producer and Senior Television Producer at CBC. Will Stebbins joins the channel from Associated Press Television News (APTN) where he was Regional Editor, overseeing the management of all of APTN's Latin American news. Stebbins is multi-lingual and brings to the station a wealth of broadcast experience from his previous roles as Regional Executive, APTN, Miami, Senior Producer, APTN, Havana, and Bureau Chief, Worldwide Television News, Cairo. As bureau chiefs of the channels news broadcast centres, Carter, Phillips and Stebbins will be responsible for over-seeing the production of news and current affairs in their regions for Al Jazeera International: Australasia, Europe & Africa; and North & South Americas respectively. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, the channel will broadcast from its four news broadcast centres, strategically placed across the world, 24 hours a day. As the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East, Al Jazeera International will broadcast from a unique position, from within the Arab World, looking outwards. In addition, the station has also appointed a Bureau Chief for India, Anmol Saxena, in New Delhi who joins Al Jazeera International from APTN India, as well as Andrew Simmons, Bureau Chief Nairobi. Speaking on the recent appointments, Nigel Parsons, Managing Director of Al Jazeera International said, "We have hand picked our bureau chiefs, and strategically placed our news broadcast centres across the globe, to ensure that our reporting will bring together a complete picture of world news and address the many perspectives of complex current affairs." "Our news reporting will uphold the strictest guiding principles of Accuracy, Impartiality and Objectivity, whilst being fearless in its reporting. On air, Al Jazeera International will be innovative and provocative, but above all we will earn viewer trust through the impact of Accuracy, Integrity and Speed," added Director of News, Steve Clark.

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