Italy: Arabic TV news
Broadcasts of Italy's first Arabic TV news bulletins have begun in the northern Veneto region. Some 8,000 immigrants are expected to tune in the twice-weekly bulletins, aired by local TV station 'Channel 9' at midday every Tuesday and Saturday.
The bulletins aim to provide news and information for Arabic-speaking immigrants living in Italy and to help them integrate - something they find very hard to do, according to 'Channel 9' anchorman, the Egyptian journalist Mohammed Ahmed.
"We will give information on Italian news and customs but also a lot of other useful information. And we will talk about international issues as well," Ahmed told Adnkronos International (AKI).
"Indeed our top story was the news that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas would visit Rome on Wednesday," Ahmed added.
Source: AKI (English)