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MARY BURNS - BEIRUT TO GET MEDIA CITY
 

Media Cities Now Ten A Penny!

No missus, don't laugh…Noooooooo…
Beirut is the latest place that's talking about getting a media city.


Media cities are springing up all over the place, and we thought Salford was unique. In the Middle East alone there's already meeja cities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Amman and Cairo. Now Lebanon is jumping on the digital bandwagon by plonking one in Beirut.

They're talking about investing up to $20million in the launch of the project, and are already expecting 30-50 companies to sign up, despite the country's dodgy broadband connections, constant disruption to power supplies and what is described as a `tense political situation'.

So, up to 50 companies are signing up for Beirut eh? Why can't Salford get anyone to sign up, bar the BBC and Salford University? 

Comedy answers on an e-card to maryburns@salfordstar.com

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