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2014-03-26 12:25:50

LONDON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from Europe and the Arab world investigate Legacy events often initially provide employment in construction, tourism and infrastructure but can fall short in their provision of longer term opportunities. Once the audiences have left, efforts to maintain the drive and enthusiasm to continue the legacy commitments can often stagnate. With the recent London Olympics, Sochi Winter Olympics and the...

2014-03-24 12:23:34

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Power Infrastructure Tracker in Northern Africa Can the Region Diversify its Energy Mix Away from Fossil Fuels to the Benefit of Renewable Energies? Northern African countries need significant investments in their power infrastructure, as existing infrastructure cannot meet the increasing power demand. However, since early 2011, the year of the start of the Arab spring protests,...

2014-03-13 16:26:10

Short Film Competition Encourages Dialogue CAIRO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 8th, filmmakers celebrated at an awards ceremony for the Egyptian short film competition, "Dialogue without Walls." SAT-7 and national television stations aired the ceremony live from the Nile Hall in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Through the competition, SAT-7 aims to encourage conversation and build bridges between people of different political and religious backgrounds. It also...

2014-02-27 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club lent its voice today to a worldwide appeal for Egyptian authorities to release all jailed journalists, including four from Al Jazeera who have been imprisoned for months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "Journalism is not a crime--not in Egypt, not anywhere," National Press Club President Myron Belkind said. "We call upon the Egyptian government to ensure that these journalists, and all...

2014-02-10 08:23:04

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is disappointed with a letter sent to President Obama on February 1 by the Working Group on Egypt, which misrepresents the current situation in Egypt and offers some counterproductive recommendations for U.S. policies to this strategic ally. The letter perpetuates the Group's false juxtaposition of supposedly progressive Islamist victims facing supposedly unpopular and undemocratic forces in Egypt. Coptic...

2014-01-29 12:24:55

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Oznoz, the new online channel for bilingual kids, is announcing its partnership with JCC (Al Jazeera Children's Channel), bringing some of the most popular original Arabic children's programming to North American viewers. The first children's channel in Middle East, JCC is providing this content in Arabic and also other languages including English and French to Oznoz. Saad Saleh Al-Hudaifi, Acting Executive General Manager of JCC said,...

2014-01-13 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club called today for the immediate release of five Al Jazeera journalists held prisoner in Egypt. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "The ongoing imprisonment of these men and the continuing efforts of the Egyptian government to suppress Al Jazeera's reporting should be seen as anathema to supporters everywhere of the public's right to an independent and critical press," National Press...

2013-12-02 04:20:35

DUBAI, UAE, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan called on the Arab world to fight discrimination, saying it is not the West's role to correct "negative stereotypes" about the Middle East region. Princess Rym, founder of the Jordan Media Institute in Amman, spoke at an event held on Saturday to mark the relaunch of the Al Arabiya News website and the 10-year anniversary of the Al Arabiya News Channel, the region's leading news station....

2013-11-30 04:21:17

DUBAI, UAE, November 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Al Arabiya News Channel, the region's leading news station, will today launch a state-of-the-art subtitling service via its English-language website ( http://www.alarabiya.net/English), allowing English-speaking audiences to follow its Arabic news bulletins and programs thanks to a new instant translation technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131130/655275-INFO ) The new service, called 'View...

2013-10-31 16:24:58

SAT-7 NORTH AMERICA(TM) Channel Launches Sunday Nov. 3(rd) BEIRUT, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM EST, SAT-7 will mark the launch of its new SAT-7 NORTH AMERICA Arabic language channel with a special LIVE episode from Lebanon, hosted by Rita Elmounayer, the Executive Director of SAT-7 Arabic channels. In addition to 15 million viewers in the Middle East and North Africa, the launch of SAT-7 NORTH AMERICA will make SAT-7 available to a...