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BBC News launch ‘The World Today’ with Maryam Moshiri

Maryam Moshiri was seen in December flicking the finger, after a rather rude-ending 'countdown' into BBC News Channel top of the hour


BBC News launch ‘The World Today’ with Maryam Moshiri

The programme will air on the BBC News Channel…

The World Today with Maryam Moshiri, a weekday evening news programme on the BBC News Channel, begins to air today the Beeb have confirmed.

From 6pm to 8pm GMT for international audiences, and 7pm to 8pm for UK audiences, Maryam Moshiri will anchor a news show dedicated to international news – bringing the corporation’s global journalism to audiences in the UK and around the world.

Focusing on the big stories of the day, The World Today with Maryam Moshiri will give an up-to-date and expansive look at the world news as it happens. The programme, will further ‘the BBC News Channel’s commitment to live and breaking news, as well as unpacking the biggest global stories of the day with in-depth interviews, and analysis and expertise from the BBC’s most experienced international correspondents’ the Beeb note.

Despite cutbacks which have seen technical quality drop and more content from the international BBC World News channel the BBC News Channel is still the most-watched news channel in the UK. The problem TV Critic Vivian Summers notes is ‘the UK service is playing second to the international operation, it should be the other way round.’

Maryam Moshiri, Chief Presenter, BBC News Channel

Maryam Moshiri, Chief Presenter, BBC News Channel:

“I’m delighted to be launching The World Today on BBC News. This is my dream job and I’m so excited to be working with the unrivalled team of BBC journalists both in the UK and around the world.

“At a time when global events are affecting all our lives on a daily basis The World Today will inform and also make sense of what is happening globally. I want to connect with our diverse UK and world audiences, whether they be watching in the morning in Los Angeles or tuning in in the evening from Dubai. I also think people want to be entertained as well as informed, so we plan to bring audiences the lighter side of news – with an eye on what is trending and what people are talking about in homes and workplaces.”

In December Moshiri was caught giving viewers a rude gesture, however, it was revealed it was part of a countdown she was doing with her fingers into the programme which ended with two and one being vulgar finger gestures; two being ‘f**k off’ and one ‘f**k you’.

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