Egypt to launch TV channel for covering African affairs

Boats float on the river Nile in Cairo, in this 2013 file photo. (REUTERS File Photo)
Updated 14 March 2018

Egypt to launch TV channel for covering African affairs

CAIRO: Egypt is reportedly arranging to launch a new television channel dedicates for covering African affairs.
Arab and African professionals will participate in launching the channel, according to Ahmed Selim, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Media Regulation.
Selim said the body is launching the new channel to enhance Egypt’s media influence globally, a report by Al-Masry El-Youm newspaper.
The step also comes amid Egyptian efforts to enhance bilateral ties with African countries, he added.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has worked on strengthening ties with African states since 2014, similar to the time of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, when Egypt was strongly connected to its African counterparts.


Saudi ministry signs media cooperation agreement with Russian news agency

Updated 15 October 2019

Saudi ministry signs media cooperation agreement with Russian news agency

  • It aims to implement projects designed to develop media coverage

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Media Turki Al-Shabanah on Monday signed a media cooperation agreement with Dmitry Kiselev, the head of Russian news agency Sputnik.

The accord, inked at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh, aims to implement projects designed to develop media coverage and objective and professional handling of all events in the political, economic, social, cultural, humanitarian and sport fields, to promote convergence between the Kingdom and Russia.

It also included the establishment of official headquarters for Sputnik in the Kingdom.

The agreement was timed to coincide with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Saudi Arabia.