Sarajevo: Al-Jazeera to open regional office

Sarajevo: Al-Jazeera to open regional office

The Arabic-language TV channel Al Jazeera has taken over a local television station in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, city mayor Alija Behman said on Tuesday.

Behan said Al Jazeera was planning to open a regional centre in Sarajevo that would boost employment in the recession hit Balkans.

“Al Jazeera will establish a regional office in Sarajevo which is expected to lead to the creation of new jobs,” Behman told local media.

Al Jazeera would take over television channel “Studio 33”, which was on the verge of bankruptcy.

The city has invested 160,000 euros in the station, which will be refunded by Qatar-based Al Jazeera, Behman added.


Source: AKI (English)

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