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About Impact

Mishal Husain
Mishal has been a face of BBC World News for the past 10 years

Mishal Husain hosts a mixture of breaking news, debate and analysis, put together using BBC correspondents from the Asia-Pacific nations and across the world.

Impact will offer world news that is relevant to the region - political, diplomatic, business, sports and breaking news.

It will focus on global issues and how they may affect Asia-Pacific but it will also examine the stories already affecting the region viewed from a global perspective.

Impact is uniquely placed to use the BBC's vast network of correspondents and bureaux to bring new perspectives on the stories the region needs to know about.

It will provide newsmaking interviews and expert analysis on developing stories.

The BBC is one of the few networks to retain a spread of correspondents and bureaux across the Asia-Pacific region.

They ensure the BBC's regional news is always up-to-the-minute and feed back to London the stories that the audience in Asia-Pacific wants to follow.

Business - never far from the top of the region's agenda - will be covered in-depth - as well as sport, culture, films and music.

Mishal Husain is a former Washington correspondent and has covered some of the biggest stories of the past 10 years including the December 2004 tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake and Benazir Bhutto's assassination .

As a presenter on both BBC World News and the BBC News Channel she brings a calm, considered and relentless approach to explaining the news in an engaging and clear manner.

Impact's website will feature behind-the-scenes video reports and the chance for audiences to contribute via Have Your Say and the World News Facebook stream.

Impact with Mishal Husain is broadcast weekdays at 1300, 1330 and 1400 GMT on the BBC World News channel. Find out more information about regional broadcast times here.

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