media in the East

Erdogan celebrates 102nd anniversary of Anadolu Agency

Erdogan celebrates 102nd anniversary of Anadolu Agency

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated the 102nd anniversary of Anadolu Agency, a trusted and respected global news outlet. "I believe that Anadolu Agency will continue to make a difference with its reliable, truth-based …

Afghanistan's only sports TV channel closed

Afghanistan's only sports TV channel closed

Due to economic problems and restrictions imposed on the work of local media by the radical Taliban movement banned in Russia, the new Afghan authorities have decided to stop the work of the country's only TV channel, 3 sport, said a member …

Creation of Russian-language TV channel discussed in Iran

Creation of Russian-language TV channel discussed in Iran

Iran is discussing the opportunity of launching a Russian-language TV channel in the country, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said during a discussion at the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund on Tuesday. The ambassador noted …

Bus overturns in Iran, 2 reporters killed

Bus overturns in Iran, 2 reporters killed

Two reporters were killed and 21 others injured Wednesday when a bus overturned in northwestern Iran, state-run IRNA news agency said. The bus was carrying 25 Iranian journalists from Tehran to West Azarbaijan province to view a …

5th Caspian Media Forum kicks off in Astrakhan

5th Caspian Media Forum kicks off in Astrakhan

The 5th Caspian Media Forum has opened in Astrakhan today. The forum is organised by the Center for International Public Policy Studies 'Caspian-Eurasia with information support from the Astrakhan region government. The project is also being …

Astrakhan to host 5th Caspian Media Forum

Astrakhan to host 5th Caspian Media Forum

Astrakhan will host the 5th Caspian Media Forum on September 24-25, which is a unique site for exchanging experience, discussing new directions for the development of regional and international journalism, creating a single information field …

Sputnik launches Farsi-language newswire

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, …

U.S. releases Iran's Press TV journalist

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 …

Turkey deports Dutch journalist over terror group links

Turkey deports Dutch journalist over terror group links

Turkey deported a journalist Johanna Cornelia Boersma working for the largest Dutch financial newspaper, Het Financieele Dagblad, after it received information from Dutch police that she had links to a designated terrorist …

 Iranian PressTV journalist arrested in U.S.

Iranian PressTV journalist arrested in U.S.

An American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV, Marziyeh Hashemi, was arrested in the U.S. on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster reported. …

Armenian TV channel starts broadcasting in Turkey

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 …

 TV presenter suffers heart attack live on air in Turkey

TV presenter suffers heart attack live on air in Turkey

Sports reporter Sukru Oytan suffered a heart attack live on air on a local television channel in Turkey's Eskisehir province. Oytan suffered a heart attack on air and was rushed to a local hospital and is now …

Turkey stops showing cowboy films - media

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 …