media in the East

Sputnik launches Farsi-language newswire

Sputnik news agency launched a 24/7 Farsi-language newswire at a multimedia press conference in Moscow devoted to the event . The press conference brought together Rossiya Segodnya Director General Dmitry Kiselev, …

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U.S. releases Iran's Press TV journalist

An American journalist for Iran’s Press TV was freed in Washington by federal law enforcement officials, her son said, ending a detention that began on January 13. Hashemi had been ordered to appear before a grand jury in …

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Armenian TV channel starts broadcasting in Turkey

Armenia's newspaper published in Turkey, Luys, now has its own TV channel – the first ever Armenian channel to be broadcast on Turkish television. Luys TV first broadcast was aired on January 6, Sputnik Armenia …

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Turkey stops showing cowboy films - media

Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT has stopped showing cowboy films, which the channel has aired on Sundays since the 1980s. Instead of Westerns, TRT said it plans to broadcast Turkish movies. The decision was taken in …

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 Turkey's Dogan in talks to sell media arm

Turkey’s Dogan Holding confirmed it had started talks with Demiroren Holding on the sale of its $890 million media arm, a deal seen as further cementing media support for the country's  President Recep Tayyip …

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 Will EEU create analogue of Euronews?

Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan and chairperson of the Kazakh Senate's international affairs, security and defense committee, Dariga Nazarbayeva, discussed …

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German journalist freed in Turkey - media

A German journalist detained in Turkey for a year Deniz Yucel is being released from jail pending trial, German officials and his lawyer said. Yucel, a correspondent for German daily Die Welt, could still …

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 Nazarbayev bans anonymous comments on Internet

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev ratified the amendments to the laws "on information and communication issues" banning anonymous comment on the Kazakh websites. According to the president's …

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