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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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New TV for Iranian Kurds starts broadcasting from Sweden

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Brussels-based Kurdish Roj TV on 27 November The Kurdish people now have another TV channel. Newroz TV, which had started test transmissions in February this year, began regular broadcasts today, 27 November. Newroz TV will broadcast from Sweden. Its transmissions will begin at 1700 …

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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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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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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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Newly-elected Egyptian Journalists syndicate sees

BBC Monitoring Text of unattributed report headlined "Severe disagreements over the formation of the committee of Journalists Syndicate's office", published by Egyptian opposition Wafd Party daily newspaper Al-Wafd on 22 November Consultations over the formation of the of the committee of Journalists Syndicate's office have witnessed a severe crisis due …

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