Friday 12th January, 2007, Sir David Frost will be interviewing Hussein Aided, the Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia, in Al Jazeera English's flagship current affairs programme Frost over the World, to be shown tonight (Friday 12th January 2007) at 6 pm (GMT).
Hussein Aided says he is unable to confirm the full effects of the US air strikes on Al Qaeda targets in his country but adds that the operations are still continuing. He stresses that the continued presence of Ethiopian forces is necessary until African Union forces arrive.
Frost over the World is broadcast from London for one hour on Fridays at 6 pm (GMT).
Al Jazeera English is available on channel 514 of the Sky Guide and can be streamed live on the web by visiting www.aljazeera.net/english.
Notes to Editors:
About Frost over the World
Frost over the World is split into four sections and every week it features an interview with a leading world statesperson, discussions with specialists on news events, interviews with leading members of the arts and entertainment community and four-way news round up with journalists and commentators around the world.
Landmark interviews have always been a feature of Sir David's career. He has been privileged to have interviewed many world figures and has in fact interviewed the six most recent British Prime Ministers.
A broadcasting legend, Sir David has been awarded all the major television awards – The Emmy Award for The David Frost Show twice; The Royal Television Society Silver Medal and The Richard Dimbleby Award in the UK and, internationally, the Golden Rose of Montreux. He has been awarded the BAFTA's highest honour the BAFTA Fellowship and was knighted by HM the Queen in the New Year's Honours List of January 1993. The Museum of Moving Image in New York has also honoured him in 1998 and by the Museum of Broadcasting in New York in 1999.
About Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is the world's first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English sets the news agenda and acts as a bridge between cultures. With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera English balances the information flow from South to North, providing accurate, impartial and objective news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
Al Jazeera English is building on the ground-breaking heritage of its sister Arab-language channel – Al Jazeera, which was responsible for changing the face of news within the Middle East, now extending that fresh perspective from regional to global.
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