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Fatah broadcast outlets in Gaza silenced

BBC Monitoring Analysis by Peter Feuilherade of BBC Monitoring on 15 June     After five days of intense fighting against their Fatah rivals, Hamas forces appeared to be in complete control over the Gaza Strip on 15 June.     Hamas Prime Minister Isma'il Haniyah said he would ignore a decree from Palestinian …

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Hamas vows to

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website     ["Hamas Accuses Palestine Satellite Channel Television of Featuring Footage Showing Movement Members, Saying That It Will Deal With Those Responsible as Collaborators With the Occupation" - Ma'an headline]     Gaza, 14 June (Ma'an) - The Martyr Izz al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, …

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Palestinian ministry orders closure of Hamas-run TV

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Palestinian news agency Wafa website     ["Ministry of Information Issues Decree To Close Al-Aqsa Satellite Station Due to its Incitement to Sedition and Killing" - WAFA headline]     Ramallah, 14 June (WAFA) - The Palestinian Ministry of Information issued an edict today to the effect of …

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Yemen: Government bans news via SMS – watchdog

BBC Monitoring Text of press release by Paris-based organization Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) on 12 June     Reporters Without Borders today condemned new media censorship in Yemen, where access to at least two websites has been blocked since the start of the year, in one case for three months, and the …

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Nilesat invites tenders for new satellite

BBC Monitoring Text of press release by Cairo-based satellite operator Nilesat on 4 June     The Egyptian satellite company Nilesat intends to procure its next generation satellite, designated Nilesat 201, through an international tender, and invites qualified satellite manufacturers to submit firm fixed-price proposals for the production and delivery, on-orbit, of …

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TV channels hit as Palestinians edge towards civil war

BBC Monitoring Analysis by Amani Soliman of BBC Monitoring on 12 June,     The fighting between the warring factions of Hamas and Fatah in the Palestinian territories has reached new heights verging on a civil war.     Hamas' armed wing threatened on 12 June to storm the security headquarters of their rival …

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Sudan’s parliament tables new press law

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Sudanese newspaper Al-Sahafah on 12 June     The information and communication committee at the parliament and the future directions' body yesterday approved the draft bill of the new press law. The new draft bill, which consists of seven parts and 30 articles, is to be …

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