Slimane boussoufa News Correspondent


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Date of Birth:

June, 1973




Languages:

English. French. Arabic



Nationality:

British



E-mail:

info@sboussoufa.com./sliboussoufa@yahoo.co.uk




WORK EXPERIENCE




Jan05- present

Alhurra Europe coresspondent





DEC.03- dec 04 Anchor/Producer.

Al-hurra TV Washington
Presenting the main hour-long evening bulletin





Sept 02- Aug 03 Bulletin editor/ Presenter. Khalifah News

Senior Anchor : Duties included: editing and presenting the main
hour-long Evening News Bulletin





Oct 97 – Sept 02 Bulletin Editor/ Presenter Arab News Network

Duties included: translation, editing, producing, location reporting,
News-casting and presenting a variety of Current Affairs programs.





Summer 1999 Foreign Correspondent for Saudi Arabia Television

Reporting and analysing current affairs of interest to Saudi
audience.





Jan. - Oct. 1998 Producer/Presenter BBC

Duties included producing and presenting youth programs of special interest to Arab audience;





1991 - 1998 Foreign Correspondenfor the following Algerian dailies: 'Al - waha', 'El - Cherouk' & 'El-Khabar:

Duties included contributing articles on variety of current British and European affairs.





Summer 1996 Research Assistant Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC)

Duties included reseraching and occasional presentation of the sports program,
I also researched material for the weekly political programme 'Dialogue with the West'





1991 - 1995 Radio Presenter and Newscaster Algerian National Radio

Duties included presenting an hour-long monthly programme on local cultural issues.






1991 - 1995 Staff journalist 'El - Waha' daily

Duties consisted of writing a weekly column on relevant political issues.


Professional and personal referees will be available upon request.
Copies of articles from newspapers and magazines as well as tape and video




recordings of my experience will be supplied upon request.


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SLIMANE BOUSSOUFA

Date of Birth:

June 1973




Languages:

English. French. Arabic




Nationality:

British




E-mail:

sliboussoufa@yahoo. Co.uk





March 05; present

alhurra tv, Europe correspondent London





dec 03 dec 04

alhurra tv news anchor Washington dc





Sept 02- Aug 03 Bulletin editor/ Presenter.

Khalifah News





War in Iraq:

This 19:00 GMT hour-long Bulletin included a good deal of coordination
as it involved a number of satelite links with the USA, Britain, Iraq as
well as other parts of the world. As Bulletin editor, my duties included
putting wide-ranging questions to my interviewees and studio guests on
such issues as the development of the war and its impact on region as
well as its implications for the global war on terrorism.

When Baghdad fell on 9th April 2003, I provided a continuous running
commentary (live) on the events unfolding in the Iraqi capital and talked
to a number of political analysts and journalists, both Iraqi and foreign.

My duties also included editing and presenting other bulletins during
which current affairs were discussed with political analysts, military
experts as well as our own correspondents in the Arab world, mainly
those stationed in Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Iran.





Arab League Summit (Sharm el-Sheikh) and Union of Maghrib States Summit (Algiers)

While covering these two major events, I conducted
a number of live in-studio discussions as well as via satelite with
politicians and analysts. The thorny and sensitive question of
sovereignty over the Western Sahara, which was on top of the Maghrib
Summit agenda, was discussed with representatives of
the conflicting parties.





The Algerian Presidents State Visit to Spain

As Khalifa News did not have a correspondent in Spain, I had to go there
to cover this important event. During the four-day visit, I provided live
coverage of the highlights of the visit. I also sent daily wraps for the
main evening bulletin. I secured interviews with President Bouteflika,
Prime Minister Jose Aznar as well as a number of Algerian ministers
accompanying the president.

Liqa
Khas (Special Guest)

In this hour-long weekly program a number of
hot issues were
normally discussed live. These included such issues as: Terrorism
in the Fertile Crescent, Euro-Maghrib Cooperation, The Arab States
and the war on International Terrorism, The Establishment vs Islamic
Fundamentalism in the Gulf States and others.

Guest interviewed include:

The Algerian Foreign Minister,

ex-Deputy President of Iraq Taha Yasin Ramadan

General Tawfeek Al-Yassiri .





Oct 97 Sept 02 Arab News Network (ANN)

Al-Massa
iya (Evening News)

My duties included: editing and presenting this fifty-minute Monday
to Friday evening bulletin. The bulletin normally invites a guest who
would sit throughout the bulletin, commenting on the major issues
raised in the program. A good deal of coordination is required as the
bulletin also relies on phonos and satelite links with ANN
correspondents as well as a range of commentators.


ANN News Bulletins

As the Network broadcasts news bulletins every hour on top of the hour
I sometimes edit and present a number of these 15 to 20 minute
bulletins. These short bulletins may include one or more phonos,
depending on the news breaking at the time.

UK Affairs

Besides the above, I was also in charge of the UK and European desk.
This meant that I sometimes had to travel to Belfast, Brussels and Paris
to cover important events. Considerable effort was made to provide
accurate and
viewer-friendly coverage of peace talks in Northern
Ireland, which many Arabs consider too complex and involved.

Bisaraha (Frankly Speaking)

This program is normally presented by a colleague of mine. Because of
his frequent trips abroad I was commissioned by the Editor-in-Chief to
sit in for him. In total I presented fourteen episodes. This program is
especially designed to tackle controversial issues related to everyday
life in the Arab world. The issues taken up included: mixed education in
Islamic countries, Europe and the veiled Arab woman, Female
circumcision in the Arab world, etc.

Global Exchange

I presented a number of episodes of this 60-minute program which is
transmitted from Washington D.C. My duties included discussing a
variety of current affairs with two US experts.

September 11

Although there were more than fifteen full-time presenters at the time,
I was especially asked to interrupt my leave of absence to anchor the
developments and impact of this horrific crime. For hours on end, I was
commenting live on Islamic fundamental movements, Bin Laden, the
possible reactions of the US and future relations between America and
the fundamentalist theocracies.





NEWS COVERAGE SINCE JANUARY 05, - PRESENT

LONDON ALL EVENTS IN UK & SCOTLAND & IRELAND
ISTANBUL-ANKARA: POPE S VISIT

ROMA:

DEATH OF THE POPE JOHN PAUL 2ND
ELECTION OF JOSEPH RATZINGER. ( BINIDICT 16)
DONORS CONFERENCE ( LEBANON CRISIS)

CYPRUS:

COVERAGE OF LEBANON WAR FROM LARNACA

VIENNA:

MEETINGS OF INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY,
IRAN NUCLEAR ISSUE

BRUSSELS:

MEETINGS OF EU MEMBERS

BERLIN:

IRANIAN NUCLEAR ISSUE E3/EU MININSTERS

BARCELONA:

EU-MEDITTERANEAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT

STOCKHOLM:

STOCKHOLM CONFERENCE FOR LEBANON

ALGERIA:

PRESIDENCIAL ELECTIONS






Professional and personal referees will be available upon request.
Copies of articles from newspapers and magazines as well as
tape and video recordings of my experience will be supplied upon
request.








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