Category Archives: Alhurra

Countering Violent Extremism Takes Center Stage on MBN

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Alhurra Television had the most extensive coverage of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism of any Arabic-language television network. The three days of coverage included live broadcasting with simultaneous translation of remarks made by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Read more »

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MBN Provides Coverage of King Abdullah’s Death and President Obama’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

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When news of the death of Saudi King Abdullah was announced, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa were one of the first networks to report on it, pre-empting regular programming to bring breaking news coverage to the region. Both networks provided extensive analysis of King Salman’s Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring State of the Union to Audiences Around the World

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Audiences around the world were able to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on January 20. The networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage of the address, as well Read more »

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Members of Congress React to the State of the Union Speech on Alhurra

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Alhurra Television’s live coverage of the State of the Union speech and the Republican response was followed by interviews with several members of Congress. Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent, reporting from the Capitol Rotunda, spoke to them to get their reaction to the speech and their views Read more »

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MBN’s Coverage of the Crisis in Yemen

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As Houthi rebels closed in on the presidential palace calling for reforms, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa’s correspondents were there to give audiences a first-hand account of the chaos in the streets of Sana’a. Alhurra quickly focused its resources and programming on the crisis in Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Report on Al-Azhar’s Calls for Dialogue with Shia Leaders

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In a story that has been under reported or ignored by most Arabic media outlets, Egypt’s top Islamic body’s call for dialogue to end extremist behavior. By contrast,  Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s news coverage has been providing extra focus on Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious Read more »

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Witness to ISIL’s Destruction Tells His Story to Alhurra-Iraq TV

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In an exclusive interview with Alurra-Iraq TV, Abou Mohammad, who fled from Mosul to Baghdad to escape the violence brought on by ISIL, discussed the daily suffering of people in Mosul living under the extremists group’s control. He told Alhurra-Iraq that elementary schools in Mosul were Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Terrorist Attacks in Paris and the Calls for Peace

Alhurra TV provided comprehensive coverage of the attacks in Paris and subsequent reaction.

As soon as the news broke about the terrorist attack on the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Alhurra Television went live to give viewers an up-to-the-minute account of the deadly attack and the manhunt to track down the killers. Alhurra quickly moved its London-based correspondent Read more »

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Senator McCain Discuss the Fight Against ISIL on Alhurra-Iraq

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In an in-depth interview with Alhurra-Iraq at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) addressed the global fight against terror and the U.S.’s role in it. He stressed the seriousness of the situation, saying, “the world’s largest terrorist organization is occupying part of Read more »

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U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Talks to Alhurra-Iraq About Fight Against ISIL

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart E. Jones speaks to Alhurra about ISIL

Alhurra-Iraq had an in-depth interview with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart E. Jones, during which he discussed the U.S.’s relationship with the Iraqi government and the fight against Daesh (the Arabic term for ISIL). He stated that the U.S. is providing airstrikes against Daesh, in Read more »

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