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Bruce Dover to manage CNN's television and web integration in Asia Pacific

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Continuing CNN's restructuring exercise, Bruce Dover has been named managing editor CNN Asia Pacific, it was announced today by Ian Macintosh, senior vice president, CNN International, Asia Pacific. Dover will be responsible for CNN's television, website and integrated production in the region.

Dover will lead CNN's production and editorial teams based at its Hong Kong regional news headquarters. Reporting to Ian Macintosh, he will be responsible for integration of CNN's editorial output across all platforms and networks, according to a company release.

"Dover brings to this new position an impressive mix of editorial, managerial and business experience," says Macintosh. "Since joining CNN.com last year he has provided superior leadership, focus and innovation, ensuring the successful creation and launch of CNN.com/Asia. He is ideally qualified to drive the integration of our newsgathering, production and online operations in Hong Kong."

CNN's Hong Kong regional news hub consists of 85 staff who produce more than 31 hours a week of programming including six prime-time regional programmes broadcast live daily, plus CNN's first web site to be produced out of Asia, the newly launched CNN.com/Asia. The Hong Kong production facility is also the newsgathering headquarters for CNN's nine bureaus operating in the region, including the recently opened Sydney bureau.

Dover joined CNN in August 2000 from News Interactive, the Australian online division of News Corporation, where he was the executive general manager since October 1998. Previous to this he was vice president in China for News Corporation, based in Beijing. Concurrently, he was the founding chief executive of PDN Xinren Pty Limited, a joint venture with the People's Daily newspaper, which developed the first foreign joint venture Internet site, www.chinabyte.com.

Dover began his career as a political reporter for the Brisbane Telegraph newspaper. In 1986 he won The Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award for his coverage in Asia.

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