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A new Chinese Arabic language TV channel

FollowtheMedia’s Michael Hedges asks what an Arabic-language channel achieves, in his short commentary on Chinese state television’s new station.

“Every government with a story to tell wants to tell it on television. Internet services of state-run news agencies can put out all the press releases and official statements. Nothing, however, beats a television channel for a foreign audience.”

The BBC and the Associated Press (via the New York Times) have both reported on the launch of China Central Television Arabic channel.

Please do share other links, especially to articles or blog posts sharing views on the new channel’s content.

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