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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

Pakistan’s army wants TV news channel shut down

Islamabad, AP—Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates on Wednesday decried the move against Geo News TV, whose popular talk show host Hamid Mir suffered multiple gunshot in the attack last Saturday. Mir's shooting has sparked protests by journalists in Pakistan, a country considered one of t...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 21 Apr, 2014

Turkey Twitter accounts appear blocked after Erdoğan court action

Istanbul, Reuters—Two anonymous Twitter accounts used to release secretly recorded conversations implicating family and associates of Turkey's prime minister and senior government officials in a corruption scandal appeared on Sunday to have been blocked. Twitter last week agreed to comply with a Turkish government request to close some accounts that officials said had breached national security or privacy regulations. The two accounts—Haramzadeler and Bascalan—each had mo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 19 Apr, 2014

Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey’s Syrian border

Islamabad, Reuters—Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and F...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Haifa Wehbe film withdrawn from Egypt cinemas

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has ordered Haifa Wehbe’s latest cinematic offering, Halaweet Rooh (Beauty of the Soul), withdrawn fr...

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Mohammed Al-Shafey
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on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

Afghan TV boss: We want more domestic dramas

Kabul, Asharq Al-Awsat—When Afghanistan is mentioned, “satellite TV” is perhaps the last thing on anybody’s mind. Nonetheless, the nascent broadcast media has been up...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

New York, AP—The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster ser...

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Nazeer Rida
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on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Al-Mayadeen channel withdraws Damascus correspondent

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanese pro-Syrian government satellite news channel, has withdrawn its correspondent in Damascus and reduced its coverage of the Syri...

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Jocelyn Elia
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on : Sunday, 13 Apr, 2014

First Saudi Female Radio Presenter: Self-belief is paramount

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Najdiyah Al-Hejailan is better known as Salwa Ibrahim, but it is her voice that is perhaps best known of all. She is a pioneer: hers was the first f...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Jordan parliament ratifies Press Syndicate Law

Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jordan's parliament ratified on Wednesday an amended version of the 2014 Press Syndicate Law, which includes articles on disciplinary procedures and re...

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Mohammad Ali Salih
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on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

NYT’s Bill Keller: Media impartiality is an aspiration, not a discipline

Washington, DC, Asharq Al-Awsat—The decline of American print journalism has led to both lamentation and speculation as to what will follow it. Among the best-placed observers of...

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