ROME — Turkey has picked young director Mustafa Kara's prize-winning drama "Cold of Kalandar," about an impoverished family struggling to make a living in the mountains of northern Turkey, as its…
Five years after the Jasmine Revolution, a new generation of Tunisian filmmakers is enjoying major critical acclaim with films about hitherto hushed-up aspects of Tunisian society, using a subtle mix…
LOCARNO — The strained mix of art and politics was in the air Friday at the Locarno Film Festival, which stood firm on its policy of being a forum devoted to freedom of expression when two Tunisian…
It's becoming a truism in the Arab world: Revolutions and coups are good for ratings.
India's Information & Broadcasting ministry has blacked out Comedy Central for 10 days, beginning May 25, for airing two primetime shows deemed offensive.
The little-known spark that helped ignite the Arab Spring is brought to light in Sami Tlili's forceful "Cursed Be the Phosphate," an awkward-sounding title for a clearly made, even elegant docu.
ROME -- As the Arab Spring countries shift from dictatorship toward more complex political scenarios, there are strong signals that hardline Islamic censorship could impact entertainment industries…
LONDON -- Franco-Tunisian mogul Tarak Ben Ammar has launched a cell-phone movie competition to promote young filmmakers in Tunisia.
Popular Tunisian private TV station Hannibal TV was back on the air Monday morning, after being suddenly shut down by police Sunday in a crackdown, as the country still struggles to stabilize after…
Police in Tunisia cracked down Sunday on key allies of the ousted president, detaining the head of a private TV station for allegedly trying to slow down the country's nascent steps toward democracy.
The popular uprising in Tunisia, which ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power, is proving that clamping down on information outlets anywhere these days is like trying to put…
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