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A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi …

Television Series About Islamic State Stirs Controversy In Saudi Arabia

A television show about the Islamic State group aired by the international Saudi station MBC, is stirring up controversy inside the kingdom and without, particularly among the Syrian opposition. The series, called “The Black Crows” portrays among other things ISIS’ treatment of woman, including the phenomenon of sex jihad.

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ESPN’s Death Spiral Will Not Be Halted by Mass Layoffs

ESPN got rid of close to 100 on-air and frontline talent in a bloodbath of layoffs that began on Wednesday. It was the biggest sports media story of the year and the end result is that a lot of good journalists are now without jobs.

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Every British TV Show To Be Monitored for ‘Diversity’

Some of Britain’s best-loved and most watched programmes, including EastEnders and Coronation Street, are to be monitored for their ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity as part of a new scheme to be rolled out eventually across the whole of

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‘Of Kings and Prophets’: The Alternative to Elections

From the downfall of wise King Solomon, to the miraculous resistance of Hezekiah against a besieging Assyrian army, the Bible offers political insights that pre-date Plato’s Republic and yet remain relevant to our own time.

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Pope Francis: Put Away Cell Phones and Talk at the Dinner Table

Where there is no family meal together, there is no family, Pope Francis told the thousands gathered in Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday, urging his hearers to put away their cell phones and protect family dinners as a precious way to bind the family together.

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‘MacGyver’ Star Not Proud of USA When It Comes to Guns

On September 17, the Bisbane Times published a video interview with Richard Dean Anderson—star of the hit 1980’s show MacGyver—in which Anderson talked about how he is not proud of the USA when it comes to the country’s gun culture.

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TV’s Biggest Female Stars Discuss Age, Race, & Sex Scenes

For the June 19 issue of the Hollywood Reporter magazine, the trade publication sat down with six renowned female Emmy contenders for a discussion about life, family, career challenges, and their often sexually charged TV characters.

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Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Only 46% Watch Live Television

A new poll shows that only 46% of respondents watch what’s known as linear television, or live television as it airs. As supplements to television, a majority of the 4709 polled have added DVR-watching and streaming services of various kinds.