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Op-ed review: criticising BBC, Turkish tour of Africa

Some writers dedicated their op-eds to follow into the footsteps of recent escalation by Egypt’s State Information Service against the BBC network over a report on detention, torture, and enforced disappearances. Al-Youm Al-Sabea Managing Editor Akram Al-Qasas believed that reporters did not make attempts to complete the story by reaching for further sources. Moreover, he …

Amira El-Fekki

Desert Island Discs – Uno

The BBC’s Radio 4 airs a wonderful programme every week called Desert Island Discs, now the UK’s longest-running radio show. Each week a famous or celebrated person is a guest on the programme and is asked to imagine they are stuck alone on a desert island like Robinson Crusoe, or Tom Hanks in Cast Away. …

Daily News Egypt

UK spares BBC Arabic Service from spending cuts

LONDON: Britain has reversed plans to cut investment in the BBC’s Arabic Service in response to the Arab Spring uprisings in a number of countries, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday. The government-funded service provides radio, TV and online broadcasts to an estimated audience of more than 20 million people in the Middle East …


BBC delays program on Lebanese ex-premier’s murder

LONDON: The BBC said Thursday it had delayed a documentary film series about the murder of ex-Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri amid tensions in Lebanon over a UN-backed probe into his death. In a statement, the British broadcaster said it needed more time to check that "Murder In Beirut," a three-part series due to begin screening …


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