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Radio Sawa to Expand Into the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Radio Sawa to Expand Into the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

[ 0 ] June 27, 2013

The BBG has signed a media cooperation agreement that will bring Middle East Broadcasting Networks’ Radio Sawa to Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania…

BBC Global Audience Up By 14 Million; Arabic and Persian Drive Gains

BBC Global Audience Up By 14 Million; Arabic and Persian Drive Gains

[ 0 ] July 9, 2012

Despite facing significant budget cuts, the BBC has managed to increase its global weekly audience by 6% in the past year to an estimated 239 million, driven primarily by strong audience gains from the Arabic and Persian services…

Iranian police destroy direct-to-home satellite dishes.

BBG Condemns Satellite Jamming: Adds Damascus, Syria To List of Sources

[ 1 ] January 13, 2012

In response to continued, unprecedented jamming of satellite communications, the BBG passed a resolution condemning the practice, and pointed to Damascus, Syria as a source…

The Middle East TV Market Heats Up: Three Things to Watch For

The Middle East TV Market Heats Up: Three Things to Watch For

[ 4 ] January 12, 2012

With new pan-Arab satellite  television channels signing on, and more local competition popping up, broadcasters will need to change tactics to stay competitive…

Egyptian voter. Associated Press Photo

Social Media And The Arab Spring: Just a Silicon Valley Marketing Gimmick?

[ 0 ] January 4, 2012

Emad Mekay, a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, writes that Google, Facebook and Twitter, are getting — or taking — entirely too much credit for the Arab Spring…

What The Arab Spring Taught Journalists About Social Media In 2011

What The Arab Spring Taught Journalists About Social Media In 2011

[ 0 ] December 22, 2011

The International Journalists’ Network describes five trends in media based on reporting of the Arab Spring…

What Are the Implications of Apple's "Kill Switch" for Citizen Journalists?

What Are the Implications of Apple's "Kill Switch" for Citizen Journalists?

[ 0 ] July 7, 2011

New Apple technology is capable of switching off  iPhone cameras. Does this mean repressive regimes have another tool to silence citizen journalists?

What Are the Implications of Apple’s “Kill Switch” for Citizen Journalists?

What Are the Implications of Apple’s “Kill Switch” for Citizen Journalists?

[ 0 ] July 7, 2011

New Apple technology is capable of switching off  iPhone cameras. Does this mean repressive regimes have another tool to silence citizen journalists?

What Are the Implications of Apple’s “Kill Switch” for Citizen Journalists?

What Are the Implications of Apple’s “Kill Switch” for Citizen Journalists?

[ 0 ] July 7, 2011

New Apple technology is capable of switching off  iPhone cameras. Does this mean repressive regimes have another tool to silence citizen journalists?

IBB Director Richard Lobo Interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell

[ 0 ] July 1, 2011

At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, IBB Director Richard Lobo sat down with MSNBC Correspondent Andrea Mitchell to discuss the new media revolution taking place in the Middle East…