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BBC Arabic Festival calls for entries
Mar09

BBC Arabic Festival calls for entries

BBC Arabic will host its second annual festival bringing films and documentaries from the Arab world to audiences in London after last year’s “successful” event. The BBC Arabic Festival is accepting entries (deadline: 13 May 2015) in four categories; short films, short documentaries, feature documentaries, reportage). This year’s theme, Rulers and Ruled: Power in a Changing Arab World, will explore the struggles for...

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Is/was HSBC the only bank doing this?
Feb09

Is/was HSBC the only bank doing this?

The BBC’s Panorama programme later tonight (9 February 2015) is among numerous media that are focusing on revelations that HSBC, Britain’s largest bank, helped many people deprive the UK of tens of millions of pounds/dollars in tax. But is — ok, was — HSBC the only bank doing this? This is among numerous other questions that, according to analysts interviewed by The Middle East in Europe, remain unanswered. The...

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Up close and painful: BBC festival spotlights Arab political documentary
Sep23

Up close and painful: BBC festival spotlights Arab political documentary

BBC Arabic and the British Council are launching Aan Korb Film and Documentary Festival: Close Up Stories from the New Arab World with screenings, talks, debates and workshops over four days at BBC Broadcasting House Radio Theatre, London, 31 October – 3 November 2014. Aan Korb (Arabic: close-up) promises “an unprecedented platform” in London to a generation that experienced events and in many cases risked their lives...

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Radio debate ponders Arab identity in Scotland

The BBC has been exploring issues related to dual or multiple identities in Scotland as the Scottish independence referendum nears. On 11 March 2014 the BBC hosted a live radio debate from Glasgow, hosted jointly by BBC Radio Scotland and BBC World Service radio to discuss the question of identity within the Scottish Arab community. The debate raised important questions such as, ‘Can you be Scottish and something else?’ and ‘Is...

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