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Iraq: Three new Iraqi satellite television channels noted

BBC Monitoring The following three new Iraqi satellite television channels were observed on 28 November: Afaq Satellite Channel Afaq [Horizons] satellite channel, a new Iraqi television channel, has started transmission via the Atlantic Bird 4 satellite located at 7 degrees west and the Eutelsat W6 satellite, located at 21 degrees …

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Sudan media behaviour note on British

BBC Monitoring Since Sudanese authorities arrested British school teacher Gillian Gibbons on Sunday 25 November and charged her with insulting Islam and inciting hatred, no mention of the case has been made on both state radio and television. Privately-owned Sudanese press, has however, carried reactions and factual reports on the …

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Palestinian security denies attacks on journalists in West Bank

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website Bethlehem, 28 November: Palestinian security services said on Wednesday that Hizb Ut-Tahrir were responsible for the confrontations which erupted in Palestinian cities across the West Bank on Tuesday during anti-Annapolis rallies. The security services said …

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Sudan Report: Challenges facing journalists

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation on 28 November Independent media in Sudan still faces severe challenges to pursue their right to express themselves freely, a report, "Media in Sudan at Crossroads", says. The situation, according to the report, has been worsened by the current tension …

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Pakistan: Geo TV plans to move out of Dubai

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by Dubai newspaper Gulf News website on 25 November Pakistan's most popular private satellite channel Geo Television Network is to move its base from Dubai to Hong Kong, Gulf News has learnt. "We are making arrangements to air the transmission from Hong Kong …

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Gunmen hold Palestinian reporter in bid to publish

BBC Monitoring Text of report in English by independent, non-governmental Palestinian Ma'an News Agency website [Report by Editor in Chief Nasir al-Lahham: "Masked Gunmen Abduct Ma'an Journalist" - Ma'an headline] Bethlehem, 25 Nov (Ma'an) - Ma'an journalist Hafith Asakra was kidnapped on Saturday evening [24 November] by five masked gunmen …

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