NextGen satellite distribution empowered by ARABSAT

NextGen satellite distribution empowered by ARABSAT

With an 86% reach of satellite TV households in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Arabsat is now gearing up to offer the next generation video and connectivity experience to viewers. A recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan, global research and consulting company...
BBC Pidgin marks start of World Service expansion

BBC Pidgin marks start of World Service expansion

The BBC World Service launched its first new language service in its biggest expansion since the 1940s on 21 August. A digital Pidgin service for West Africa has launched and will be followed by new online services in Amharic, Afaan Oromo and Tigrinya, aimed at...
BBC calls for Iran to reverse asset freeze of staff

BBC calls for Iran to reverse asset freeze of staff

BBC World Service has called on the Iranian authorities to reverse a new order which appears effectively to freeze the assets of BBC staff in Iran, preventing them from selling or buying property, cars and other goods. BBC World Service Director Francesca Unsworth...
RT journalist killed by ISIS shelling

RT journalist killed by ISIS shelling

A journalist working with RT Arabic, Khaled Alkhateb, has been killed in shelling from co-called Islamic State in the eastern suburb of Homs, Syria. The journalist was filming a report on the Syrian Army’s operations against IS terrorists. He and a Syrian Army...
Death threat to RFE/RL correspondent

Death threat to RFE/RL correspondent

RFE/RL Turkmen correspondent Soltan Achilova has said that she was threatened with death on July 29, while en route to take photos documenting Turkmenistan’s “Day of Bicycles.” Achilova has also said that the man who made the original threat on 29 July identified...
Newstag to launch Arabic experience

Newstag to launch Arabic experience

Newstag, the award-winning Stockholm-based media-tech company, will launch a new experience that is especially designed for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region later this year. Newstag Arabic نيوزتاج عربية will be available in Arabic and will provide a...