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Posts Tagged ‘Mohammed Jamjoom’

The Ticker: Katie Guests, Zahn Ratings, CNN Beirut

  • Investigation Discovery’s “On The Case With Paula Zahn” may be in its sixth season, but it isn’t slowing down in the ratings. Sunday’s episode drew a series best 1.11 household rating, and 1.088 million viewers. it has already been green-lit for a seventh season to debut later this year.
  • CNN is adding to its Beirut bureau. Correspondent Mohammed Jamjoom and shooter/producer Raja Razek will be joining the bureau. “Given the daily demands of the news from the region, CNN will be even better poised to cover the stories that need to be told,” senior VP Parisa Khosravi wrote in a note to staff.
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As News Prepares to Break In Yemen, Only CNN, Al Jazeera English Have Correspondents In-Country

Sometime in the next 48 hours, the embattled president of Yemen will make his first public appearance since being wounded by shrapnel when his compound was attacked. Elsewhere in the region, Syria continues to face daily demonstrations and demands for reform from citizens.

2011 has seen an enormous amount of change in the Middle East and North Africa, including protests that led to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

As the world watches, only two cable news channels are in-country to cover the news, CNN and Al Jazeera English.

CNN, which has a much larger international presence than its cable news competitors, now has two reporters in Yemen in Nic Robertson and Mohammed Jamjoom, both in the capital city of Sanaa.

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CNN Correspondent Expelled From Bahrain

CNN reported this afternoon that one of its correspondents, Mohammed Jamjoom, was expelled from Bahrain today, amidst new reports that the government there was cracking down in protests by taking violent action against protesters.

Jamjoom explained what happened from a studio in Abu Dhabi:

CNN says that reporter Leone Lakhani is en route to the country, and will join the rest of the network’s crew there.