BBC Asian Network signs up Konnie for ‘Report’


Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq makes her debut in news presenting next week as the first presenter of the BBC Asian Network’s hard hitting new documentaries which will be broadcast on Mondays at 18:30 within the Adil Ray programme.

The first of the ‘Asian Network Reports’, (September 4th) love “Honour” and Obey, will look at the horrifying instances of Honour killing in the UK Asian Community.

Konnie Huq will be one of several presenters to front the programmes -which will have a prominent slot at 18:30 on a Monday evening on the BBC Asian Network. The documentaries will cover challenging areas including so called “honour” killings, the attitudes of Asians in the British Army and Asians in the Porn business.

Konnie Huq said : “Working on the Asian Network is a new direction for me. The subject material is really compelling and I’m looking forward to it.”

The documentaries will be produced by the Asian Network’s own news teams and a number of Independent producers later in the series, which runs to over 20 programmes between September 2006 and March 2007.

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