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Sudan, Iran sign memo to cooperate in media field

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Sudanese radio on 2 June     Sudan and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the fields of media and exchange of technical expertise, and coordinate in news exchange between the two countries' media institutions.     Upon his return from Teheran, General Director …

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Female Afghan TV presenter shot dead

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Afghan independent Pajhwok news agency website     Kabul, 1 June: A female television journalist was mysteriously shot dead in her home by unidentified assailants last night, a knowledgeable source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News today.     Shakiba Sanga Amaj, associated with the private Shamshad …

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Gaza BBC reporter’s life likely to be spared

BBC Monitoring Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel in Arabic was observed at 1233 gmt on 1 June to interview live via satellite its correspondent in Gaza, Wa'il al-Dahduh, to comment on Prime Minister Isma'il Haniyah's remarks vis-A -vis the launch of the security plan, as well as today's release of video …

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MEB Journal: Egyptian sitcom goes live

MEB Journal The first Arab sitcom shot in front of a live studio audience will air this Ramadan, using the method popularized by American shows such as Friends and Frasier. The $2.2 million project, known as Ragel Wa Sit Sittat (One Man and Six Ladies) is helmed by Lebanese director …

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Media city to be built in Iraq

MEB Journal UAE firm Dubai Sound TV and Cinema Production Company and the Irbil City Media Company are to build a $400 million “media city” in the Kurdish Iraqi province, according to the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper. The Dubai company will be in charge of overseeing the construction of a …

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