Category: MIDDLE EAST

News about audiovisual in Middle East region (Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Libanon)

Egypt / An agreement to develop Egyptian television

On January 20th several memorandums of understanding were signed between the National Media Authority (NMA) – formerly ERTU – and the Egyptian Group for Media (EGM). Their respective directors, Hussein Zein and Tamer Morsi, agreed a joint plan for developing Egyptian television over the next five years. Their first project is the creation of a …

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Lebanon / Death of the director Jocelyne Saab

The Lebanese artist Jocelyne Saab died on January 7th in Paris. She was 70. Born in Beirut in April 1948, she studied economics in Paris. Back in Beirut, her career as a journalist began when she was hired by writer Etel Adnan to work on the newspaper Al Safa. She worked a lot as a …

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Egypt / After a short interruption, the channels of the beIN SPORTS group return to Egyptian screens

The beIN SPORTS group stopped broadcasting on January 8th, following a disagreement with Cable Network Egypt (CNE), owned by ERTU (the Egyptian Radio and Television Union). The Qatari pay channel reported on its Facebook page that the black-out was due to “CNE’s refusal to accept reasonable commercial terms.” The situation between beIN SPORTS and Egypt …

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Turkey / 11th TRT International Documentary Awards

TRT Awards

Turkish Public Television (TRT) has announced its 11th International Documentary Awards. Supporting both amateur and professional documentary film-makers, the festival helps develop the documentary genre. It also gives audiences the chance to see high quality international documentaries. The festival’s long term aim is to become an event where film-makers from all over the world come …

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Turkey / Serdar Karagoz joins Turkish public television

Serdar Karagoz

On October 15th Ibrahim Eren,  General Manager of Turkey’s state-run broadcaster TRT, appointed Serdar Karagoz as editor-in-chief of the International News Channels – TRT World and TRT Arabic. This appointment is part of a restructuring of Turkish public television. Serdar Karagoz is a Political Science graduate of Istanbul’s Bilgi University. He also has a master’s …

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Turkey / A film festival at Ayvalık organised by Başka Sinema

ayvalik film festival

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Başka Sinema, a Turkish independent film distributor, is organising a festival on the Aegean coast from October 5th to 10th. The festival director is Azize Tan, who has run the distribution company since 2016. He has also supervised the Istanbul Film Festival for almost ten years. There will be public …

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Turkey / Candidate calls open for the 6th International Bosphorus Festival

The 6th International Bosphorus Festival has launched its call for applicants, and this will remain open until August 17th. The festival will run from October 26th to November 3rd. Organized by the Bosphorus Film Association and the Istanbul Media Academy, it is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Communication is handled by the …

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