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Oprah brings taboo topics to Middle East

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Published on Jan 22, 2009

Satellite television has reached even conservative parts of the Arab world, where hundreds of programs are now available. The Middle Easts MBC-4 began airing The Oprah Winfrey Show more than four years ago, and the program now reaches about 6 million viewers in the Arab world each day.

Though aimed at an American audience, the program has brought formerly taboo topics — like reproduction or homosexuality — into discussion.
Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie reports from Jordan on the Oprah effect in the Middle East.

Read her blog post about her reporting experience here - Watching Oprah in a Syrian refugee camp: http://worldfocus.org/blog/2009/01/22...

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