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Hussein Amin is the director of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism and Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo.

Editorial

The world now pays special attention to young people, often viewing them as the most critical group in the building and development of societies. In the Arab world, they make up the largest group, representing a qualitative advantage that requires investment to achieve desired growth. Increasingly, there is an urgent …

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Editorial

These are unprecedented times. The world as a whole has not experienced crises of the scale and magnitude that we are currently seeing. Perhaps the heightened feelings of fear and aggravation in the face of these crises, and the realization of their consequences, has stemmed in part from the spread …

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The BBC World Service Arabic TV: Revival of a Dream or Sudden Death by the Competition?

Discussions of the significance of transnational radio news networks and their impact on Arab audiences usually arrive sooner or later at the unprecedented popularity of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) World Service Arabic Language service, the only news network to dominate ratings among Arab radio listeners. In fact, a new …

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Nilesat Research Shows Increased Penetration

The latest Nilesat viewership research conducted in June 2003 in five countries, coupled with estimates based on 2002 statistics for a further four, indicate that the Egyptian satellite's transmissions now reach almost 7.1 million households in the Middle East, nearly double the number for 2002. According to Nilesat figures, in …

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“Watching the War” in the Arab World

If we asked Arab audiences a question about watching TV during the war on Iraq and where they got their war news and how much of their news came from the national terrestrial channels, the answer would most probably be "satellite television" for the first question and "some" for the …

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AUSACE 2001: Economy of Media in the New Middle East

The sixth annual conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE) took place in Atlanta, Georgia, October 31 to November 3, 2001. The conference was hosted by Georgia State University and was co-sponsored by AUSACE; the Department of Communication, GSU; the Center for International Media Education; and the Middle …

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The Regional Satellite Giants

Will it be cooperation or competition for Nilesat and Arabsat, the Middle East's two major satellites? And what will be the impact of Cairo's new Media Free Zone on any competition? TBS Senior Editor Hussein Amin spoke with Arabsat Assistant Director General Omar Shoter in Paris, and TBS Cairo Correspondent Heba Kandil …

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