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Festival, TV co-production highlighted in Arab Radio Review

The new issue of the Arab Radio Review «Majallat al-Itha’at al-‘arabiya» (I-2018) highlights the editorial by the ASBU Director General E,ng. Abderrhim Suleiman, fully dedicated to the 19th session of the Arab Radio and Television Festival, how it has been improved and what is changing about it, and to the topic of "Arab co-production".

The latter represents one of the key issues Arab television corporations should pay attention to more than ever before, due to the proliferation in their numbers, thanks to modern technological systems and to the great potential thus provided in the fields of production and broadcasting, despite high production costs, mainly as far as drama is concerned.

This situation has made it imperative for public and private broadcasters to join efforts and combine ressources to achieve quality co-production find ways to remove obstacles hindering content production.

We can also read several articles and studies covering professional radio and TV concerns and reflecting the interests of the globalized broadcasting landscape.

• The first of these studies looks into the Balfour Declaration: from usurpating Palestine to destroying countries of resistance. The declaration representted a serious turning point in the development of the history of Palestine and the Middle East.

• Other articles : Arab media and the need to preserve Arab cultural identity in the context of globalization.

• We also follow the latest innovations in technology. The G5 communications generation was launched on the broadband Internet during the Winter Olympics in Pyongyang / South Korea, called the ICT Olympics,

• Audiovisual Media in Morocco: The title of a research focusing on the challenges of reforming the sector. It concluded that the key to rehabilitating the public utility is to meet the expectations of Moroccan viewers and to achieve high viewing rate.

The Review continues to present experiences by Arab radio stations on fatwas, focusing here on the Algerian radio.

The issue winds up as usual by analyzing the features of the Arab satellite broadcasting landscape in the coming days

- Public media hesitating between attempts of renewal and development and the impact of political crises.

- Dramatic production suffering from increasing regulatory and financial pressures that may seriously affect its level and quality.

- The continuous monopoly of broadcasting rights to the biggest sporting event, i.e. the World Cup, by an encrypted satellite group, leaving Arab public broadcasters in a political and audience impasse.

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