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Egypt to launch international news channel at COP27 climate conference

Egypt is seeking to restore its media influence in the Middle East and Africa.
An Egyptian actress gives an interview to a local TV channel before the start of a shooting on the set of "Murafaa" soap opera, Media City, Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 28, 2013.

CAIRO — Egypt's United Media Services, an intelligence-owned production company that owns several local newspapers and channels, announced July 6 the launch of the United News Sector, considered one of the largest news groups in the Middle East.

United Media Services said in a statement that the news sector includes an international news channel that will be launched in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) — which Egypt will host in Sharm el-Sheikh in November — as well as a regional news channel that is being prepared in cooperation with major international experts.

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