STARZPLAY live streams ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022

  • DUBAI: Regional streaming platform STARZPLAY has secured the rights for the International Cricket Council Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022. The deal follows the company’s recent strengthening of its partnership with Discovery, Inc. to offer GolfTV as an add-on channel. Danny Bates, chi...
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Hong Kong government denounces ‘biased reporting’ by the Economist

  • HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government has criticized the Economist magazine over an article about the city’s recent Legislative Council election, saying it is “appalled by the biased reporting” and “baseless accusation that the polls were rigged.” Candidates in the Dec. 19 city assembly election...
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GCC execs’ biggest priority in 2022 is digital transformation, says report

  • DUBAI: 72 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) in the GCC say that digital transformation investments are key to their success in 2022, according to a new survey by Rimini Street, a global provider of enterprise software products and services. The ...
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No one is paying attention to my case, says ex-BBC Afghan journalist stuck in refugee camp

  • DUBAI: In September, 14 former BBC journalists were stranded in Kabul, Afghanistan, reported The Guardian newspaper. The journalists accused the BBC and the UK embassy in Kabul of rejecting their calls for assistance. They said they were living in hiding in fear for their lives. One of the ...
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Advertising veteran Raja Trad to retire after 40 years

  • DUBAI: Raja Trad, executive chairman for the Middle East and Turkey at Publicis Groupe, has decided to retire after over four decades with the company in the region. He will step down from his role on Jan 1. He will continue working with the group in a new capacity as senior advisor to CEO Ba...
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Jordan suspends the screening of Amira after criticism

  • AMMAN: Jordan on Thursday suspended the screening of Amira film by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab following heavy criticism that the film “insults Palestinian prisoners.” The Royal Film Commission of Jordan, the official submitting organization to the Academy Awards, has also decide...
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Criticism of UK media’s Islam coverage ‘valid,’ admits Sunday Times editor

  • LONDON: The editor of the UK’s Sunday Times has admitted that newspapers need to do more to improve their coverage of Islam and Muslim-related issues. Emma Tucker made the comments ahead of a report from the Muslim Council of Britain which concludes that UK media coverage of Islam is highly c...
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Meta launches new campaign to fight online child abuse

  • DUBAI: The UAE’s Digital WellBeing Council, the Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Center and Meta have launched a new campaign to tackle online child abuse, “Report it. Don’t Share it.” The campaign aims to educate the public about the harm caused by sharing images or videos of chi...
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Advertising groups launch new standards to fight criminal activity, promote brand safety in digital advertising

  • DUBAI: The Advertising Business Group and Interactive Advertising Bureau have partnered with the Trustworthy Accountability Group to launch TAG’s international standards in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. TAG is a cross-industry, self-regulatory initiative to fight criminal activity ...
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MBC Group signs deal with COFE App

  • DUBAI: COFE App, the online coffee-centric marketplace, has announced a regional partnership deal with MBC Group. The strategic partnership will see MBC Group extend its support to COFE in achieving its ambitious growth strategy through MBC’s channels, digital platforms and events. MBC G...
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