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Satellite anti-piracy coalition combats TV piracy

The Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition, which was recently launched, has taken important steps in the battle against the region’s vast number of pirate TV channels. Key industry players combined forces to raise awaren

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TV viewers bypassing piracy clamp in Bahrain

Television viewers are getting round tougher anti-piracy measures in Bahrain by sneaking in illegal set-top boxes from India.   This means they can watch all Fifa World Cup matches and get access to hundreds of T

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'Alarming' surge in piracy reports in the Gulf

A deadly pirate raid on a Bahraini fishing dhow has sparked a surge in reports of similar incidents in the Gulf.   Indian Embassy first Secretary Ram Singh told the GDN that diplomats had been shocked to receive

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ADPC extends anti-piracy tie-up with UKMTO

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has extended its collaboration with the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) to continue its efforts to fight maritime piracy within the region. ADPC and the UKMTO, which is made up of serving UK Roy

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Top TV industry players join to combat piracy

Leading broadcasters, satellite operators and service providers across the Mena region have joined forces to launch the region’s first ‘anti-piracy coalition.’   Key industry players including O

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Workboats conference to assess piracy

A Middle East workboats conference is set to evaluate success of security measures as Somali piracy attacks fall to the lowest level since 2006, in Abu Dhabi from September 30. The three-day Seatrade Middle East Work Boats and Off

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500 to attend counter maritime piracy conference

More than 500 senior officials and experts are set to meet at an international counter-piracy conference to be held in Dubai on September 11 and 12. The third Public-Private International Counter-Piracy Conference, under the theme

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Japan to deploy maritime plane in Gulf

Japan will deploy its P3C maritime reconnaissance aircraft used for surveillance activities to Bahrain in a move to countering piracy in the Arabian Gulf. It came as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Commander of the US Naval

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Omnix, Autodesk partner to curb piracy

Omnix International, a Dubai-based IT solutions and services provider, has partnered with Autodesk, a leading 3D design software provider, to help the UAE Ministry of Economy (UAE MoE) reinforce its campaign against the proliferation of design s

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Sea piracy falls to 5-year low as Somali gangs retreat

  International naval patrols off Somalia and armed private guards on board ships have driven pirate attacks to a five-year low in 2012, but the risk to shipping off west Africa is growing.   Somali

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