Euronews gains major distribution agreements in Canada

Posted on May 27, 2015 in AIB News Feed

Euronews benefits from increased exposure on TELUS Optik TV With the launch of TELUS’s new packaging on Optik TV, Euronews is now available in some brand new theme packs. Euronews English can be found in the News International theme pack and is also available a la carte. Euronews French is part of the Carnet Monde theme pack. For existing Optik TV customers Euronews English is still available a la carte, and Euronews French can be found...

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RT’S Washington studio launches politics show in Arabic

Posted on May 26, 2015 in AIB News Feed

RT Arabic has launched a live weekly interview show titled “Studio Washington” from its Washington, D.C. studios. The program’s host Reema Abu Hamdieh will discuss with her guests major global political events and their impact on the Middle East.   Studio Washington, RT’s new political show in Arabic hosted by Reema Abu Hamdieh, goes on air every Friday. The program focuses on the major international events and seeks to provide a fresh,...

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RFE/RL Takes Action In Azerbaijan

Posted on May 26, 2015 in AIB members, AIB News Feed, News from Members

RFE/RL has closed its Baku bureau, after Azeri authorities sealed the office shut last December in connection with a government-led campaign against foreign organizations. “Azeri authorities have acted illegally and arbitrarily, causing profound, and in several cases permanent, suffering and dislocation for our staff and their families,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief. Pejic also indicated that the company is prepared to take all...

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BBC’s combined global audience at 308m

Posted on May 21, 2015 in AIB News Feed

New figures unveiled today show the BBC has a weekly global audience of 308 million people. This represents the combined measured reach of international BBC content – both news and entertainment – for the year 2014/15 and is the first time this figure has ever been measured in this way.   In 2013 Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, set a target of 500m for the BBC’s global reach for 2022.   The figures – the BBC Global Audience...

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Al Jazeera scoops major PR award

Posted on May 21, 2015 in AIB News Feed, News from Members

The campaign to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has won a major PR Award. The SABRE Awards EMEA, organized by leading PR publication The Holmes Report, gave the #FreeAJStaff campaign a Gold Award for issues management at their annual ceremony in London. There were 2,000 entries in this year’s competition, which “recognises Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation and...

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Al Jazeera café opens to the public

Posted on May 21, 2015 in AIB News Feed, News from Members, Slider

The public can explore the worlds of journalism, news, current affairs and documentaries at Al Jazeera’s first café. Located in Katara, at Building 4 on Shakespeare Street, the new establishment is at the centre of Doha’s cultural activity. The cafe gives an exclusive look inside broadcast media while offering a selection of fresh organic dishes. As well as boasting a suitably international menu for one of the world’s leading media...

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