A look back at the first Saudi women to brace radio airwaves 55 years ago

Sunday, 18 February 2018

People celebrated World Radio Day, which falls on February 13 every year, and coincides with the launch of the first broadcast of the UN’s Radio in 1946. When Saudi Radio launched its official broadcast on October 1, 1949, it was able to play a substantial role spreading cultural awareness and information to the public, as well as being an important medium to deliver news. And through radio, Saudi women were able to get involved in the broadcasting industry and get into presenting. ...

Russian journalist Tatiana Felgengauer stabbed at work

Monday, 23 October 2017

An unknown assailant on Monday forced his way into the office of a Russian radio station that is critical of the Kremlin and stabbed a presenter in the neck before he was detained, the chief editor told AFP. “Some man burst into the building, blinded the building’s security guard from a spray bottle, then came up to our floor,” said Echo of Moscow editor-in-chief Alexei Venediktov. “He broke in and stabbed our presenter Tatiana Felgengauer in the neck with a knife,” ...

BBC launches new Korean language service

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The BBC launched a new Korean language radio and online service on Tuesday that will be available to listeners in North Korea if the signal is not blocked.The service, part of the BBC’s biggest global expansion since the 1940s, will have a dedicated team of journalists in Seoul, London and Washington.“Audiences in the Korean peninsula and Korean speakers around the world can now hear radio broadcasts and access the latest news online,” the BBC World Service said in a ...

Britain’s BBC pays top male star five times more than top woman

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Britain’s BBC revealed a yawning gap between the pay of its top male and female stars on Wednesday when the national broadcaster named its highest earners for the first time.The 95-year-old corporation said Chris Evans, the radio and TV presenter who hosted Top Gear for one series, was top of the list, taking home up to 2.25 million pounds ($3.3 million) in 2016/17.In contrast, the highest paid woman was entertainment presenter Claudia Winkleman, who earned less than half a million pounds ...

Syrian opposition figures deny making statements to state media

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Syrian opposition figure Marah Al-Bukai has denied that he made statements to the Syrian Souryana radio station on Wednesday. Souryana is affiliated with the Syrian regime’s General Authority for Radio and Television. On Wednesday, it released statements for prominent Syrian opposition figures such George Sabra, Marah Al-Bukai and Jihad Makdissi and claimed they made these statements to it. However, Bukai said she did not make any statements to Souryana and noted how the station did not ...

Al Arabiya launches radio channel ‘Al Arabiya FM’

Sunday, 16 October 2016

The radio station is an addition to the channel’s new services and it will cover political, economic, sports, technological, healthcare and art news

Jordanian media NGO launches series of PSAs to combat extremism

Monday, 26 September 2016

Community Media Network launched a series of radio and television public service announcements geared toward the youth

Maspero: The real-life drama of an Egyptian TV channel

Monday, 26 September 2016

Someone messed up on the job at Egyptian state-run TV, and big heads began to roll

Festival of Media: Seven digital-only radio stations coming to Dubai

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Arabian Radio Network to add new stations available solely via smartphone apps

Airstrikes destroy ISIS radio station in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

"Voice of the Caliphate" radio was destroyed by two U.S. airstrikes, according to a U.S. military official

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