AIB media industry news desk

RT seeks judicial review of UK regulator findings

Following a ruling by UK media regulator Ofcom about programming on the English-language international broadcaster RT, the Moscow-based channel is to seek a judicial review. A statement by the broadcaster said: “Ofcom investigated ten RT programmes, and decided that...

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beIN Media launches anti-piracy website

As the AIB has reported over the past year, the satellite network BeoutQ is broadcasting sport and entertainment programmes from across the world in what can only be described as industrial-scale piracy. Now Qatar’s beIN Media – the broadcaster most affected by the...

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TRT relaunches Arabic TV channel

TRT, Turkey's public broadcaster, has relaunched its Arabic-language TV channel. TRT Arabi takes many cues from TRT WORLD, the English-language TV channel that went on air in 2015. Indeed, its director of news and programmes is Resul Serdar Atas, formerly director of...

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French journalists between a rock and a hard place

Journalists covering the Yellow Vests demonstrations in France have been threatened, harassed and physically attacked by the movement’s supporters who accused them of lying; journalists have also come under fire from some political circles for allegedly encouraging...

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Challenging start to 2019 for RFI in Africa

French international radio broadcaster Radio France Internationale (RFI) had a difficult start to 2019 in two African countries, with its FM broadcasts cut off in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its correspondent saw her accreditation withdrawn. In...

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AIB publishes new update on Brexit for Members

As part of its continuing work on issues facing TV broadcasters as the deadline for the UK leaving the European Union approaches, we've just released our latest briefing for Members. It brings them up-to-date with developments of the last couple of weeks, from no-deal...

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