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BBC names Egypt as best tourism destination for 2020

The mega museum is considered one of Egypt’s most instrumental players in luring tourism back and reviving the country’s main source of income. It will host the complete collection of Tutankhamen’s belongings for the first time in history since they’re discovery.

Nihal Samir

Op-ed review: criticising BBC, Turkish tour of Africa

Some writers dedicated their op-eds to follow into the footsteps of recent escalation by Egypt’s State Information Service against the BBC network over a report on detention, torture, and enforced disappearances. Al-Youm Al-Sabea Managing Editor Akram Al-Qasas believed that reporters did not make attempts to complete the story by reaching for further sources. Moreover, he …

Amira El-Fekki

Desert Island Discs – Uno

The BBC’s Radio 4 airs a wonderful programme every week called Desert Island Discs, now the UK’s longest-running radio show. Each week a famous or celebrated person is a guest on the programme and is asked to imagine they are stuck alone on a desert island like Robinson Crusoe, or Tom Hanks in Cast Away. …

Daily News Egypt

UK spares BBC Arabic Service from spending cuts

LONDON: Britain has reversed plans to cut investment in the BBC’s Arabic Service in response to the Arab Spring uprisings in a number of countries, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday. The government-funded service provides radio, TV and online broadcasts to an estimated audience of more than 20 million people in the Middle East …


BBC delays program on Lebanese ex-premier’s murder

LONDON: The BBC said Thursday it had delayed a documentary film series about the murder of ex-Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri amid tensions in Lebanon over a UN-backed probe into his death. In a statement, the British broadcaster said it needed more time to check that "Murder In Beirut," a three-part series due to begin screening …


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