As Saudi Arabia charts a new course in foreign policy at this critical time in the Middle East, being on top of the coverage from Al Arabiya’s office in Riyadh is a challenging, yet an exciting task says Saad Almatrafi.
With a successful journalism career spanning 18 years, and having reported from war zones around the world, including Kosovo and Kashmir, Almatrafi said reporters from the Gulf region today were developing a first-hand experience in being war correspondents during the ongoing war in Yemen against Houthi militias.
“The irony of covering a war, as much as it’s fierce and dangerous, there is an element of enthusiasm and excitement attached to it.”Saad Almatrafi
Almatrafi joined the news channel in 2003 after being a managing editor at Arab News. He is a founder of the channel’s online portal AlArabiya.net. He later became the first Saudi news producer and helped set up Al Arabiya’s first news bulletin to be solely dedicated to Saudi affairs.SHOW MORE