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MIPCOM Picks: Rania – The YouTube Queen

Queen Rania of Jordan, one of the most famous and influential women in the world, recently launched her own channel on YouTube, and has begun a dialog with the rest of the world about the Muslim way of life. And she's not just spouting propaganda - Rania is prepared to tackle even such controversial topics as honor killings.
October 7, 2008


Queen Rania of Jordan, one of the most famous and influential women in the world, recently launched her own channel on YouTube, and has begun a dialog with the rest of the world about the Muslim way of life. And she’s not just spouting propaganda – Rania is prepared to tackle even such controversial topics as honor killings.
The Web broadcasts are an insider’s look at Muslim society, and they have created a huge response in the online community. Rania – The YouTube Queen follows the Queen as she prepares for one of her shows, and goes behind the scenes to talk with her staff and advisors.
The topic of this film is so unexpected and so original, that it’s really must-see tv. Prodco Rockhopper has gained exclusive access to Queen Rania, so the only place you’ll get it is here. Partners: Rockhopper TV (London) for BBC World News, distributed by Beyond Distribution (Sydney)
Wrapped: July 2008, aired on BBC World News in July 2008
Length: 60 minutes
Rights available: All, worldwide

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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