Behind the scenes of the 60 Minutes interview with Saudi Crown Prince

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell, who interviewed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has said she believes that what the crown prince was doing in Saudi Arabia may change the entire Middle East. O'Donnell spent 90 minutes talking with him and also toured his offices and home. “He is bold, he is visionary,” O’Donnell said in a behind-the-scenes video commenting on the interview. “Saudi Arabia is important but what he does in Saudi Arabia can change the entire Middle ...

Russia’s RT warns British media after spy poisoning

Thursday, 15 March 2018

The head of Russian state-funded RT television says British Prime Minister Theresa May is to blame if British media are kicked out of Russia over the poisoning of an ex-spy.RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan dismissed accusations that Russia was behind the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal. It prompted threats to shut down RT's British operations, among other actions targeting Moscow.Simonyan told The Associated Press in Moscow that "if we are censored in the U.K., that's going to be ...

RIA: Russia will kick out UK media outlets if London shuts RT

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Russia will not allow any British media outlets to operate on its territory if Russian broadcaster RT loses its UK license, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday, amid a row over the poisoning of an ex-Russian double agent in England. “Not a single British media outlet will work in our country if they shut down Russia Today (RT),” the state-run RIA news agency cited Maria Zakharova as saying on state television. In a blunt warning to Prime Minister Theresa ...

Sky suspends former Liverpool player Carragher for spitting

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was suspended as a soccer analyst by the Sky television network on Monday after being filmed spitting in the direction of a 14-year-old girl through his car window. Carragher said that while his future at the broadcaster “remains to be seen,” he had not offered his resignation. Britain’s sports minister called Carragher’s behavior “disgusting.” The incident happened on Saturday after Carragher left Old Trafford, where ...

Mohammed bin Salman to appear on CBS ‘60 Minutes’ show prior to Trump meeting

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will appear in Norah O’Donnell’s “60 Minutes” report, the channel has revealed.According to a news report on the CBS website, the interview will air two days before Mohammed bin Salman is to meet with President Donald Trump.“CBS This Morning” co-host and “60 Minutes” contributing correspondent Norah O’Donnell is back from spending a week in Saudi Arabia, where ...

Egypt’s chief prosecutor wants close monitoring of the media

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Egypt's public prosecutor has told state prosecutors to take legal action against media outlets found to be publishing "false news, statements and rumors," he said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement by Nabil Sadek followed strong official criticism this week of some foreign media coverage in Egypt, where authorities have in the past few months blocked scores of local news sites. The prosecutor said media outlets should be monitored and Egyptian authorities involved with ...

Egypt’s FM criticizes BBC for false reporting on alleged tortured girl ‘Zobaida’

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, criticized the British channel BBC for reporting false information on the case of Zobaida whom they said was forcibly disappeared and raped by security forces.In his speech on Tuesday before the 37th Human Rights Council, Shoukry said, “it is, regretful to notice lack of professionalism in the performance of some media outlets, which base their coverage on fabricated sources, for political purposes or in search of ...

A girl named Zobaida has sparked a spat between Egypt and the BBC

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

An Egyptian woman who claimed that her daughter Zobaida was forcibly held by security forces during an interview with the BBC sparked a crisis between the British channel and the Egyptian authorities after it turned out her allegations were false. According to the interview conducted by the BBC, the woman claimed Zobaida was forcibly disappeared and raped by security forces and called on the authorities to reveal her fate. Media outlets affiliated with Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood ...

Egyptian TV host transferred to criminal court over child abduction charges

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Egyptian prosecutor Ibrahim Saleh ordered the transfer of Egyptian presenter Reham Saeed and seven others, including crew members of the television show she presented, to the Criminal Court over accusations of inciting the abduction of children and human trafficking. The public prosecution’s investigation has shown that Saeed and members of the program’s crew incited the kidnapping of children to shoot an episode. One of the defendants confessed that Saeed and the others are guilty ...

Trump to attend politician-journalist dinner

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

President Donald Trump will attend this year’s Gridiron Club Dinner, an annual gathering of politicians and journalists that will mark the first such appearance by the American leader known for his frequent outbursts against the media.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, who confirmed Trump’s plans, however said “no decision has been made regarding the WHCA (White House Correspondents Association) dinner,” another high-profile meeting usually attended by the American ...

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