Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
27 May - 2 June 1999
Issue No. 431
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Index of issues This week's issue

Satellite TV, specialised channels and competition from the private sector may be changing TV as we know it. For the viewers, Media Day may not mean much, but the quality of programming, a new approach to entertainment, and the abundance of information flowing in from all over the world will make a big difference
Too hot to handle
As Egypt prepares to celebrate Media Day on 31 May, the government is struggling to reconcile the desire to control information with the imperatives of opening up to private broadcasting, and the need to enter the "age of space technology". Amira Howeidy writes

Up in the sky
Almost a year has passed since the NileSat channels started transmission. Audience reactions, as Rania Khallaf discovers, are still a mixed bag

Magic Land A land for all ages
Magic Land in 6 October City is much more than just a giant movie studio. Nesmahar Sayed spends a day mingling with the crowds




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