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  • US toons face 'gay ban' in Africa
    A host of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network shows have been threatened with a ban in Africa on the grounds of "promoting homosexuality."
  • Al Jazeera faces closure demand
    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain have demanded Qatar shut down its state broadcaster Al Jazeera, according to reports.
  • Brave Bison bags Warner alum
    UK digital outfit Brave Bison has appointed the ex-MD of Warner Bros Television Production UK as its CEO and has revealed it will not move forward with a proposed merger with Zinc Media Group.
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  • A voice for the voiceless
    By Clive Whittingham
    At Sheffield Doc/Fest, the usual festival talk of diversity in television ignored the lessons from a general election and a scandalous national tragedy that sandwiched the event.
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The Japan paradox

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With the boom in TV drama continuing and budgets spiralling upwards, the industry is adapting to an array of new players and funding models.

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Some of media’s biggest names are moving into eSports as it verges on becoming a billion-dollar industry with audiences most broadcasters only dream of.

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