George Clooney makes TV return with ‘Catch-22,’ two decades after ER

Friday, 17 November 2017

George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of “Catch-22,” Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show “ER” to become one of film’s biggest names.Clooney will direct and star in the six-episode series, based on US author Joseph Heller’s darkly comedic 1961 novel “Catch-22,” for Viacom Inc’s Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, shooting in early 2018, the studio ...

Sudan journalists oppose new law curbing media freedom

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Dozens of Sudanese journalists on Wednesday demonstrated in Khartoum against a proposed new press law that aims to tighten restrictions on media freedom in the African country.“United Against the New Law” and “Free Press or No Press,” read banners held up by demonstrators who say the bill empowers Sudan’s press council to ban any journalist for an indefinite period if his writings oppose government policies.The cabinet led by Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh is ...

3D hologram to secure Pakistan’s Bilawal Bhutto during public rallies

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

3D hologram technology is to be used on Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari during public rallies, in order to reduce security risks, it has been revealed. According to The Express Tribute report, the system has already been tested out during mock sessions effectively.Bhutto’s security seems to have been tightened and he was seen in Lahore and other cities of Punjab accompanied by policeman and guards. Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmad, PPP Central Secretary ...

VIDEO: US TV host James Corden raises awareness on devastating famine in Yemen

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

US TV host James Corden raised awareness during his talk show earlier this week on the devastating famine in Yemen where millions of lives are at risk. During The Late Late Show with James Corden, he took a moment to call attention to the crisis that is impacting over 20 million people. Corden pointed out that this “tragic humanitarian crisis” is not getting “nearly enough attention” by media. On Tuesday, the United Nations warned that millions of people in Yemen are at ...

In Pakistan, teachers warned against working as journalists

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The government of a province in Pakistan has warned the government teachers not to work in newspaper, electronic channel or in NGOs and has asked them either to quit the job or face the music.According to a Daily Times report, Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar advised teachers working as journalists to quit their other responsibilities and pay full attention to teaching.Dahar said that those teachers who were doing jobs in other than schools were not only ...

Al Arabiya documentary on Qatar: Inciting Iran to invade Bahrain

Monday, 13 November 2017

Al-Arabiya channel started a series of documentaries about Qatar on Sunday evening. The series, which will run until Wednesday, includes two films, the first film consists of three parts, under the title "History of Qatar: Struggles for power", while the second film is entitled "The nest of secret operations." One part of the documentary highlights that Qatar “incited Iran” to occupy Bahrain. ALSO READ: Al-Arabiya to air documentary on Qatar’s ...

Amazon to produce ‘Lord of the Rings’ television series

Monday, 13 November 2017 Inc has bought the global television rights to “The Lord of the Rings,” the company said on Monday, in what may be its biggest and most expensive move yet to draw viewers to its streaming and shopping club Prime. Amazon said it will produce a multi-season series that explores new storylines preceding author J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first installment in the famed fantasy trilogy. Three movies made of the ...

A list of heartbreak: Newspaper tallies 33,293 dead migrants

Sunday, 12 November 2017

A German newspaper has published a list of 33,293 people it says died while trying to immigrate to Europe between 1993 and May of this year. The list, published by daily Der Tagesspiegel Thursday, covered 46 pages and included names, ages and countries of origin, when available, as well as how the victims died and their date of death. Often, though, they never were identified. One entry said Iraqi migrant Talat Abdulhamid, 36, froze to death on Jan. 6 after walking for 48 hours through the ...

Al-Arabiya to air documentary on Qatar’s power struggle and secret operations

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Al-Arabiya news channel will air a documentary about Qatar that consists of two parts entitled “Qatar’s history, a power struggle” and “the nest of secret operations.” “Qatar’s history, a power struggle” will consist of three episodes which will be aired on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 16:00 GMT. The rerun is scheduled for 22:00 GMT and 10:00 GMT the next day. It will address how former Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa seized power ...

British official urges social media companies to block militant content

Friday, 10 November 2017

Britain’s top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.Amber Rudd, home secretary in the conservative British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, told an audience at New America, a Washington think tank, on Thursday night that there was an “online arms race” between militants and the forces of law and order.Rudd said government ...

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