RT Arabic, or Rusiya Al-Yawm, is a Russian non-stop news television channel broadcast in the Arabic language. Founded in 2007, RT Arabic is the sister company of the international English language channel, Russia Today. The channel targets the Arabic speaking population of the world and offers a Russian perspective on global news and current affairs. The channel broadcasts from Moscow in Russia and it is owned by the Ria Novosti agency. It hosts interviews with celebrities from all fields as well as debates covering political and social issues. It also broadcasts reports on cultural life in Russia and in prominent cities worldwide. The editorial team on the channel is made up of experienced journalists, both from Russia and from the Arab world. Arab countries include: Algeria, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, Iraq, Yemen, Mauritania, Lebanon Morocco, Syria, Sudan, Palestine and Tunisia. RT Arabic sends teams of these correspondents throughout the Arab world. Among the well known programmes on the channel is ‘Panorama’, a weekly debate where a variety of subjects are addressed from different, sometimes controversial, points of view. Another popular programme is ‘Persona’, which features unusual personalities in the world of politics, culture or elsewhere, in their places of work or at home. The channel also offers a 3 minute press review 4 times a day. These reviews present interesting articles to Arabic speaking viewers from the Russian and international press. It pays particular attention to Russian-Arab relations.