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Ramadan special: British Channel 4 to 'provoke' viewers with Muslim 'adhan'

Source : Eman El-Shenawi, Al Arabiya | 03 Jul 2013

A popular British television channel says it hopes to provoke viewers by broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan, in what is said to be a first for a mainstream UK station.

Channel 4 says it will broadcast the call, known as the “adhan” in Arabic, during the 30 days of the holy month of fasting, which starts next week.

‘Pharoah’s Magicians’: Egypt’s TV puts a spell on you, warns Islamist preacher

By Eman El-Shenawi | Al Arabiya | 19 MAr 2013

We’ve heard of the jinx of the Sphinx, mystic curses from the lands of Ancient Egypt and the odd sprinkle of magic over all things mysterious.

But recent claims from a prominent Egyptian preacher have perhaps reached new heights.

Beware, viewers watching Egyptian satellite channels – warns preacher Safwat Hegazy – for you could be “watching Pharaoh’s spell” at work.

This week, Hegazy called on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip not to watch the channels because they were “Pharaoh’s magicians.”

British TV History of Islam Sparks Uproar

Source : OnIslam | 03 Sep 2012

Tunisia Ennahda government: None has right to criticize including US

Source : Middle East Online | Tunis | 09 May 2012

Tunisia on Tuesday denounced "American interference" in judicial affairs after the US ambassador criticized a ruling that fined a television station boss for showing a film that depicted God.

The US ambassador in Tunis Gordon Gray last Thursday expressed "serious concerns" after a court fined the Nessma station's chief executive Nabil Karoui for broadcasting the Franco-Iranian film "Persepolis".

Iran launches Spanish TV in jab at America

By Nasser Karimi | AP | Tehran | 1 Feb 2012

Iran’s president on Tuesday lauded his country’s newly launched Spanish-language satellite TV channel, saying it would deal a blow to “dominance seekers” — remarks that were an apparent jab at the US and the West.

The launch is Tehran’s latest effort to reach out to friendly governments in Latin America and follows Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s four-nation tour of the region earlier in January, which included stops in Cuba and visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ecuador.

Parents urged again to limit TV for youngest

By Benedict Carey : The New York Times | 18 Oct 2011

Parents of infants and toddlers should limit the time their children spend in front of televisions, computers, self-described educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned on Tuesday. Video screen time provides no educational benefits for children under age 2 and leaves less room for activities that do, like interacting with other people and playing, the group said.

Obama, Clinton among millions watching Al Jazeera

Source : Barbara Ferguson | Arab News
WASHINGTON : 15 Apr 2011

“For America’s sake, I hope that Al Jazeera penetrates the US media market.

Unless Americans see the images and narratives that shape how others see us, the US will not be able to overcome its reputation as the world’s half-blind bully,” wrote Naomi Wolf in an article this week in the Huffington Post entitled "I want my Al Jazeera."

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