The MoD wants 'thematic and content analysis' of radio, print and TV coverage on a weekly basis. The brief covers Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Yemen and Iran. It involves any issues 'deemed to be of interest'.
Invitations to tender will go out in May with a decision made by June, said MoD commercial officer Ian Allpress. The brief was created last year around the same time that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office set up an Arabic monitoring unit within its comms arm.
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