Media

03-10-2011
Movie theatres will be exempted from customs duties on the import of their equipment as well as from other taxes for a period of 5 years in a move aimed at boosting their operations.
29-08-2011
Syria has issued a new law aimed at granting more freedoms to the media and at better protecting journalists at a time the media blackout remains almost total on all the protests that have been taking place since last March.
01-08-2011
Nour Al-Sham, a new government-sponsored Islamic television channel, started broadcasting on the evening of Friday July 30th on both Arabsat and Nilesat satellites.
25-07-2011
In an additional sign of the growing crisis impacting Syria’s economy, Al-Iqtissadiya, a business weekly, and the first private sector publication to be licensed after the arrival to power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced that it would stop publishing during the whole month of Ramadan.
28-02-2011
Revenues from billboard advertising represented half of the net revenues of United Group, Syria’s largest media group, according to the company’s audited financial results.
14-02-2011
A new law issued by the Syrian President has removed a compulsory fee levied on the local media and hence reduced financial constraints on them.
14-12-2009
United Group has launched an English language daily, Baladna English.
22-02-2009
United Group, Syria's largest media firm, posted a 27 percent increase in its 2008 turnover.
12-05-2008
United Group, Syria’s largest private media firm, announced an increase in sales and profits in 2007.
30-12-2007
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) has announced that it would offer a grant of USD 8 million for the establishment of a state-of-the-art news centre in Damascus.
03-06-2007
United Group, Syria’s largest private media group, announced a sharp drop in its sales last year due to the exclusion from its accounts of Al Waseela's operations.
12-02-2007
Al-Thawra is the most popular among the three state-owned dailies in Syria, according to a poll conducted by Tishreen.
26-12-2006
Syria’s advertising market grew by half in the last five years according to data gathered from the Arab Advertising Organisation.
02-11-2006
Two private political dailies are reaching the stands in Syria for the first time in decades.
16-10-2006
Syrian soap operas have continued to occupy a large share of Arab screens during the month of Ramadan

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