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Arabic editorial criticizes new Arab media regulation,

BBC Monitoring [Editorial: "The Muzzling of Satellite Television Channels and Incrimination of Their Employees"] The Arab media, namely satellite television channels, are threatened with losing the limited margin of freedom that they enjoyed in the past few years. This comes after a resolution passed by the Arab information ministers at …

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Iran summons Danish Ambassador over

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 13 Feb: Following repetition of publication of insults against Holy Prophet (PBUH) Danish Ambassador to Tehran was summoned to IRI foreign Ministry on Wednesday evening. According to Foreign Ministry Media Department, Soren Husland was …

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Hamas official says paper banned for

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website Gaza, 12 February: Distribution of the Palestinian newspaper Al-Ayyam in the Gaza Strip will be banned starting Tuesday by the order of a Hamas-affiliated court. The magistrate court affiliated to the Hamas-run de facto government …

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Jordan: USAID launches media training programme

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by privately-owned Jordan Times website on 8 February Amman (JT): A group of senior media professionals will sharpen their skills as trainers and consultants at a special "training of trainers" course starting next week as part of USAID's Jordan Media Strengthening Programme. The …

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