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Global TV and Film Entertainment ‘Framed’ For India

MUMBAI: The FICCI-FRAMES (Films Radio Audio-Visual Music) 2002 Business of Entertainment Conference (March 15-16) in Mumbai proved that there are increasing global entertainment opportunities in India. Globalization was a focus of the discussions of this conference, which included a seminar "The Emergence of Convergence," dealing with e-commerce and with an e-entertainment …

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Roundtable Examines Ethics, Media Freedom in Lebanon

The roundtable "Professional Ethics, Media Legislation and Freedom of Expression in Lebanon," held in Beirut March 1-2, 2002, debated a proposed code of ethics for journalists in Lebanon and around the Arab world. The event was sponsored by the Institute for Professional Journalists at Lebanese American University, working in cooperation …

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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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Business and Financial Broadcasting

Business journalists discuss transparency and conflict of interest in reporting business news and financial information at Newsworld Asia, held in Singapore May 9-11, 2001. Thanks to Newsworld for permission to publish this transcript. Moderated by Chris Donville, Bloomberg, and featuring panelists Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief, Bloomberg; Melvin Yong, Finance News Editor, Channel News Asia; Zafar Siddiqi, Chairman and …

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Covering the War on Terrorism

A panel discussion sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Arab Studies Journal, Georgetown University, Jan. 24, 2002. The transcript is published here with the kind permission and assistance of CCAS. Moderated by Michael Hudson, Professor of Arab Studies and International Relations, Georgetown University. Panelists: Marvin Kalb, Executive Director, Harvard …

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The Coverage of Communalism, Race, and Religion

The following transcript is from a panel discussion at the News World Asia conference, held May 9 to 11 in Singapore. Many thanks to Sue Phillips, managing director of News World, for granting TBS permission to print these proceedings.The transcript has been edited for clarity. Moderator: Mike Wooldridge, BBC South Asia correspondent …

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Corporatization of the Media

The world's media is being concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer companies. Is it just paranoia to suggest global media giants are willing to forgo journalistic quality and ethics in exchange for shareholder return? Mass media has always been influenced and controlled by megalomaniacs; will the corporations be …

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