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Media Groups Protest Israeli Harassment, Attacks

APRIL 20, 2002: Media organizations and watch groups around the world have complained to the Israeli government after multiple incidents of journalists being harassed, barred from covering the news, and in some cases shot at or expelled from the country. On April 3, BBC World News Editor Jonathan Baker protested to …

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Dubai Cabsat Focuses on Interactive Services

Interactive television, video-on-demand, and new broadcasting products were featured at the eighth Middle East international cable, satellite, broadcast and communications exhibition, better known as Cabsat, in Dubai March 5-7. The event also attracted some publicity stunts and ill-timed announcements. More than 150 exhibitors from 23 nations participated in the exhibition …

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“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Chris Forrester reports on new technology developments from the Satellite 2002 conference in Washington. "Consolidation is Inevitable" Small, regional and national satellite operators have little or no future, according to one of the major satellite consolidators. Giuliano Berretta, CEO of Paris-based Eutelsat, says satellite consolidation is not just about merging …

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‘Covering the War’ Tops ICC Agenda

The events of September 11 took center stage through intercultural eyes at the 19th Intercultural Communication Conference (ICC). Over a period of three days, February 21-23, the University of Miami's School of Communication hosted its annual convention at its beautiful, lush campus in Coral Gables, Florida. The keynote speakers for …

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Boxing Rings: Al-Jazeera’s Talk Shows

An excerpt from the book "Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East," by Mohammed El-Nawawy and Adel Iskandar. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press, 2002. Thanks to Westview Press and the authors for permission to publish this excerpt. "Has the American media slogan become: 'No voice is louder than …

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Will Hollywood Go to War?

A special report on the impact of 9/11 on the American entertainment industry and the TV Academy's panel "Hollywood Goes to War? Politics, Showbiz and the War on Terrorism"   Also in this issue: David Chambers spoke with Ally McBeal co-executive producer Alice West in March 2002 for a six-months post-9/11 …

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