« Le phénomène « Nour » s’invite à la maison » – France 24

« « Nour », la série-fleuve turque à l’eau de rose, retraçant les éternelles péripéties amoureuses d’une riche famille, est devenue un véritable phénomène de société dans le monde arabe. Entre les « pro » et les « anti-Nour », rien ne va plus.

“Je ne peux envisager de rater un seul épisode !” assure Fatima al-Zahra al-Alaoui, aide-comptable marocaine qui fait partie des nombreux fans de la série télévisée « Nour ».

Du Maghreb aux pays du Golfe, les conversations ne varient pas beaucoup depuis quelques mois. Ce ne sont pas la course à la Maison Blanche ou la baisse du pouvoir d’achat qui occupent les esprits, mais bien « Nour ».

Ce feuilleton turc doublé en dialecte syrien fait de véritables ravages dans le monde arabe. On peut suivre les divers rebondissements amoureux qui rythment la vie d’une riche famille de la bourgeoisie d’Istanbul. Diffusée par la chaîne satellitaire saoudienne MBC 4, la série compte aujourd’hui ses fans par millions.(…) »

Source : France 24

« Turkey eyes reform of media ownership law -paper » – Reuters

« Turkey’s government is preparing a reform which would allow foreigners to own 50 percent of private broadcasters rather than a current 25 percent, Sabah newspaper reported on Saturday.

Sabah, without citing sources, said the draft reform law had been presented to the prime minister’s office.

The current law was an obstacle in last year’s sale of media firm ATV-Sabah, bankers and analysts said.

After several foreign firms showed interest, the company — which includes Sabah newspaper — was sold to local conglomerate Calik Holding for the minimum auction price of $1.1 billion.

The pro-business AK Party tried to reform the law on foreign ownership in 2005 but the bill was vetoed by the former president. Current President Abdullah Gul is a former member of the AK Party and has a track record of approving legislation passed by the AK-dominated parliament.

Turkey’s fast-growing media sector is dominated by Dogan Yayin Holding (DYHOL.IS). The second largest company is ATV-Sabah, which is made up of assets seized by a state body from the Ciner Group last year and which was sold to Calik in December.

Third largest is the media business of unlisted conglomerate Cukurova, which, according to sources familiar with the situation, has been looking to sell a stake in its media assets.

A large and young population, coupled with annual economic growth of around 5 percent makes the Turkish media market attractive to investors. Companies which expressed an interest in ATV-Sabah included News Corp. NWSA.N and Europe’s largest commercial broadcaster RTL AUDK.LU. (Reporting by Emma Ross-Thomas, Editing by Peter Blackburn) »

Source : Reuters

« 39 TV Programmes Stopped in September  » – Bianet

« The Press Council has announced that the Radio and Televison Supreme Council stopped 39 programmes of 16 channels in September.

The General Secretary of the Press Council, Oktay Eksi, has evaluated the state of the freedom of communication of the previous month.

Based on information coming from national television stations, he announced that the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) stopped 39 programmes of 16 TV channels in September.(…) « 

Source : Bianet