AIB media industry news desk

Global ransomware attack highlights security vulnerabilities

The ransomware attack that was unleashed on to computers in over 100 countries on Friday 12 May demonstrated just how important it is for media companies to take the issue of cyber security seriously. Companies and organisations as diverse as Britain's National Health...

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Algeria hosts Arabsat workshop with ATS

Arabsat workshop in cooperation with Algeria Telecom Satellite 15 + 16 May 2017 Arab Satellite Communications Organization - Arabsat - in coordination with Algeria Telecom Satellite (ATS) are holding a workshop in Algiers on 15 + 16 May 2017 where Arabsat will...

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BBC Persian TV launches #Shoma ahead of Iranian elections

In the run-up to the elections in Iran, BBC Persian is launching its digital-first TV programme.  From Saturday, 13 May, #Shoma invites audiences across platforms to share their opinions and stories. Saturday to Wednesday live interactive programme, #Shoma (“#You”)...

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Azerbaijani court blocks RFE/RL website

A district court in Baku today ruled in favor of a lawsuit blocking access within Azerbaijan to the website of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, azadliq.org. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent said, “Today's ruling is another blatant attempt by...

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TRT World becomes an AIB Member

Newly-launched international news channel set to work with colleagues globally through industry trade association London, 3 May 2017 The Association for International Broadcasting, the trade association for television, radio and online, is pleased to announce that TRT...

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World Press Freedom Day

UNESCO invites radio broadcasters to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, 2017 Theme for 2017: Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental...

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RFE/RL Documentaries Win New York Festivals International Awards

(WASHINGTON - April 26, 2017) Two RFE/RL video documentaries have won Silver Awards at the 2017 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 25. RFE/RL’s Russian Service’s “She Was Called Tatiana” profiles Russian...

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