Media

19-11-2012
Syria’s last remaining English-language print magazine has suspended publication as worsening economic and security conditions continue to take their toll on the media industry.
08-11-2012
The revenues of United Group, Syria’s largest media company, plunged 65 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2012 amidst a slump in the advertising market.
22-10-2012
Eutelsat Communications, the French operator of the Hot Bird satellites, has suspended the broadcast of Syria’s main state-owned channel and of another channel featuring dramas and soap operas, according to the Syrian news agency.
06-09-2012
Arabsat and Nilesat have stopped broadcasting Syrian television channels in line with recommendations passed by the Arab League in June.
03-09-2012
Bashar Kiwan bought a large part of the United Group shares that were traded last week in the Syrian bourse, according to a local press report.
13-08-2012
Revenues continued to plunge at UG, Syria’s largest media group, as the industry suffers from the economic downturn.
04-06-2012
The Syrian authorities have criticized as an attack against the “freedom of expression” the request made by the Arab League on June 2 to Arabsat and Nilesat to remove the pro-government Syrian TV channels they are carrying.
28-05-2012
The Syrian Government has announced that it was merging two of the three state-owned dailies and issuing licenses for new private sector dailies and magazines.
14-05-2012
A Presidential decree has granted a 50 percent reduction in income taxes to film production companies, a move directed at an industry that has grown quickly in recent years.
27-03-2012
The National Media Council, a body created under the media law enacted last year, has licensed 16 new publications, according to SANA.
06-03-2012
The US Treasury has added the Syrian state-run Radio and Television organisation to its list of entities and individuals that face an asset freeze.
19-02-2012
UG, Syria’s largest media group, reported a loss of SYP 45 million in its 2011 fiscal year amid a steep decline in revenues and a stricken media sector.
05-12-2011
Al-Watan, Syria’s only private sector political daily, was included in a list of entities put under sanctions last week by the European Union.
03-10-2011
Movie theatres will be exempted from customs duties on the import of their equipment as well as from other taxes for a period of 5 years in a move aimed at boosting their operations.
29-08-2011
Syria has issued a new law aimed at granting more freedoms to the media and at better protecting journalists at a time the media blackout remains almost total on all the protests that have been taking place since last March.

Events

EDU 2011 Damascus
Kiwan Land
Investment Facilities at the Industrial City of Adra
Damascus Chamber of Commerce