Qatar Radio to mark 44th anniversary

Qatar Radio will celebrate its 44th anniversary tomorrow under the patronage of HE the chairman of Qatar Media Corporation Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer al-Thani. HE the executive president of Qatar Media Corporation Mubarak bin Jaham al-Kuwari will attend the reception which will be held at the Qatar Radio headquarters to mark the occasion. Qatar Radio was officially launched on June 25 in 1968 with few hours of broadcasting in the…

New media law for Qatar after Ramadan

Qatar is to enforce its first media law following the holy month of Ramadan, the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage said on Saturday (16 June). Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari said the state cabinet will approve the proposed legislation at its first meeting after the month of fasting, according to Qatar News Agency. "Qatar will be proud of its law which will be the first of its kind…

Travora Media announces MANGO, the World’s first travel-style mobile marketing platform

Travora Media announces MANGO, the first travel-style mobile marketing platform. MANGO, which stands for Mobile Ad Network on-the-GO, represents top travel and lifestyle publishers, providing advertisers with unparalleled scale for reaching travelers at all stages of their travel plans. At launch, MANGO provides access to over 350MM monthly mobile pageviews from best-in-class travel and lifestyle brands, spanning pre-trip planning to in-destination research and post-trip sharing. Content providers and brands include…

Doha: London 2012 Olympics Through Media at Katara!

July 2 - To commemorate the 30th Olympic Games set to start in London, the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) will organise the ‘Olympics Through Media’ exhibition at the QMA Gallery (building No.10, in Katara), from July 4 to September 9. Important historical artefacts and visual materials sourced from the Qatar Olympics and Sports Museum, and QMA’s media collection will be displayed. Commenting on its importance, QMA CEO Mansoor Al Khater…

UAE, Qatar setting the pace: Expert

The UAE and Qatar are world leaders in developing intangible infrastructure and their focus on a knowledge-driven economy is setting the pace, says a British academic. Addressing the ‘Securing Asia’ security summit in London, Professor Rory Miller, director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Programme, King’s College, London, said: “The UAE and Qatar are not just regionally, but globally, at the forefront of such development ventures, both independently and…

Qatar Telecom pursues rest of Kuwait’s Wataniya

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Telecom says it is seeking approval to buy the remaining stake of Kuwaiti telecom operator Wataniya that it does not already own. The Qatari company said Tuesday it has submitted its request to Kuwaiti regulators, who have halted trading in Wataniya shares while they review the bid. Qatar Telecom already owns a 52.5 percent stake in Wataniya, known officially as the National Mobile Telecommunications…

Qatar tops Gulf and developed nations in research spending

Qatar has achieved significant results in scientific and industrial research according to global indicators of a knowledge-based economy as well as global competitiveness indicators, a Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (Goic) study has said. Qatar is leading GCC countries with regards to spending on scientific research, allocating 2.8% of its GDP to endorse research and development projects since 2009, surpassing the developed countries’ allocation of 2.5%, the study said. Qatar…

Qatar wants sweeter terms in Glencore-Xstrata deal

Commodities trader Glencore International said Wednesday that it is considering changes in incentives for senior employees of Xstrata, amid growing shareholder concerns over its proposed takeover of the mining company. The possible revision of the offer comes barely two weeks ahead of a shareholders vote on the deal. Glencore's announcement followed a demand by a Qatari investment fund for better terms for its 10 percent stake in Xstrata. It wants…