CZECH BUSINESSMAN COULD LAUNCH TV CHANNEL
An anoymous Czech businessman has launched a project to build a private
television station in southern Iraq. "We have agreed to establish a
television station called the Voice of the South, based in Basra," says
owner of the firm, whose name is also withheld. The Czech-Iraqi
station may start broadcasting in southern Iraq as early as February,
hours a day at the beginning. The broadcast will focus mainly on news
will also contain animated films for children. The joint television
is supported not only by Czech officials but also by the British, in
sector the broadcasting will take place, says Czech news agency CTK.
Interest in the project has also been shown by some Kuwaiti companies.
Voice of the South owners expect the station to be profit-making within