A leader in around the clock news, this international news channel from the BBC targets the Arab general public in North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf states. Since 2008, BBC Arabic has broadcast its programmes non-stop; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Along with the success of the BBC Arabic radio station which began broadcasting programmes in 1938, this British television channel offers a network of programmes focusing on providing viewers with quality news. Live news broadcasts are combined with the best of documentaries from the BBC’s English counterpart. BBC Arabic aims to safeguard the reputation of the BBC, which is built on the basis of objectivity and impartiality. Today, the BBC Arabic television service works together with radio and website editors to produce coverage relating to major international and regional issues. Such coverage is shown in the form of programmes and debates. BBC Arabic is known for addressing topics and questions that other television channels ignore. It reports the latest regional and worldwide news on a daily basis, and headlines are broadcast hourly and every 15 minutes, with a complete summary of the news every 30 minutes. The BBC Arabic team is sourced from the 250 professional BBC journalists based around the world. Among them are star presenters Rania Al Alattar and Fida Bassil, as well as Tony El-Khoury and Dalia Mohamed.