Posted: 30 Nov 2009 Print Send a link
"Given the growing importance of future media for BBC World Service – of which BBC Arabic is part – Head of BBC Arabic, Hosam El Sokkari, is to spearhead work for BBC Arabic on the editorial development of user-generated content and social media initiatives. This will be a full-time project and means his current managerial and editorial responsibilities will be managed by the newly appointed Head of Middle East Region, Liliane Landor. In his role as Head of BBC Arabic, Hosam will continue to represent and support BBC Arabic international relations activities. As Head of Middle East Region, BBC World Service, Liliane Landor is now editorially and managerially responsible for broadcasts and future media in Arabic. ... Director of BBC World Service, Peter Horrocks, says: 'User-generated content and social media present a rapidly evolving area. Hosam, who has been at the forefront of the development of multimedia content for international audiences in the BBC, is ideally suited to this important aspect of our future.'" BBC World Service press release, 27 November 2009. See previous post about BBC Arabic news editor who went to Al Jazeera English.