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Iraq: One of two journalists abducted in Baghdad found dead

BBC Monitoring Text of press release by Paris-based organization Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) on 21 May     Reporters Without Borders today condemned yesterday's [20 May] murder in Baghdad of Ali Khalil, of the daily Al-Zaman (Time) and the kidnapping on 9 May of the journalist Salam Duhi al-Sudani.     "Less than three …

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Sudan: Ruling party seeks changes in Media Law

BBC Monitoring Excerpt from report by Sudanese news agency Suna website     The Media and Communication Council of [ruling] National Congress Party has said it was determined to ensure freedom of press.     In a press statement in his office, the acting chairman of the council, Muhammad Hamud said the freedom of …

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Arab media activist calls on Qatar to amend

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Dubai newspaper Gulf News website on 18 May     An Arab human rights activist has called on Qatari media to start a public debate on press freedom that would push the authorities to amend the existing press law, which he deemed as unconstitutional. …

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Two Iraqi journalists employed by US network ABC killed

BBC Monitoring Text of press release by Paris-based organization Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) on 18 May     The bodies of two Iraqi journalists employed by the US television network ABC, cameraman Al'a al-Din Aziz and soundman Sa'if Layth Yusuf, were found today in Baghdad's Yarmuk hospital. They had been kidnapped by …

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Al Jazeera English comes to Toledo TV

WTVG-- May 17, 2007 - Al Jazeera is one of the most popular networks in the globe, but you can only see it in a few American cities, including Toledo. Viewers from around the world can question newsmakers, and so can you, if you subscribe to Buckeye Cable's digital service. …

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Amr Diab to host new talent show

President of the Egyptian Television Network Suzan Hasan revealed to “Al Safeer” (The Ambassador) magazine that celebrity Egyptian singer Amr Diab will be presenting a new weekly program titled “Al Awal” (The First). Read the full article at Al Bawaba.

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Algerian press says new parliament

BBC Monitoring Algerian newspapers today described the new parliament as lacking "credibility and legitimacy" as a result of the very low turnout, officially at 35.51 per cent of the registered voters, in the 17 May legislative elections.     Up to 18 million eligible voters from Algeria's 33 million people cast ballots …

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