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Thursday, 24 June 2004

The BBC may be (re-)launching an Arabic language television service

... which may be receivable in the UK, Europe and across the Arab world. As someone keenly interested in the language and in the Arab world I certainly welcome this possible development; it would act as a valuable alternative voice to some of the other services available throuhout the Arabic-speaking countries. I imagine, also, that the existing Arabic service on BBC radio frequencies is no longer as popular as it was in the days before stations such as al-Jazeera came along, so it is probably essential for the BBC to capitalise on its experience if it wants to retain a more youthful audience.

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