Category Archives: MBN

MBN Leads the Way on Tunisian Election Coverage

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On October 26 Tunisians went to the polls to participate in Parliamentary elections, and Alhurra provided extensive live coverage throughout the day. This was the first election since the Tunisian Constitution was ratified earlier this year and the second Parliamentary vote since the “Arab Spring” Read more »

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Alhurra Covers the Sentencing of a Cleric in Saudi Arabia

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  Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who has been a critic of both the Saudi and Bahraini governments, was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia, and Alhurra has been providing continuing coverage of the reaction. Al-Nimr was found guilty several charges Read more »

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Under Secretary Stengel Visits MBN Studios in Dubai

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Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, visited MBN’s studios in Dubai during his recent trip to the Middle East. He toured the Alhurra studios and met with Al Youm anchors Nabila Kilani and Bassel Sabri, Al Youm reporter Ahmed Read more »

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Special Programming on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Commemorated the Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Alhurra's 9/11 coverage

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special live and comprehensive programming commemorating the tragic day and examined the continued fight against terrorism. No other Arabic news channels offered live coverage of Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews the Libyan, Moroccan and Egyptian Prime Ministers

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni

As part of the network’s coverage of the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C., Alhurra Television interviewed Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.  During the wide ranging interview, al-Thinni called for the U.S. and the U.N. to provide military aid to Libya, saying that the Libyan Read more »

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Alhurra Wins at the Spring CINE Golden Eagle Awards

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Alhurra Television has won a 2014 Spring CINE Golden Eagle Award for the television promo showcasing the documentary Egypt in Crisis. It was recognized in the category of Best Commercials and Promotions. Egypt in Crisis is an hour-long documentary that examines the complex situation in Read more »

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MBN Programming Commemorates Ramadan

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Alhurra is marking the holy month of Ramadan with daily reports from the U.S. and across the Middle East and North Africa within its prime-time newscasts.  Reports include stories about how Syrian refugees in Lebanon are fasting; how Yemenis are observing Ramadan amid tribal conflicts Read more »

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BBG Networks Providing Critical Coverage of Crisis in Iraq

Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo)

Violence is quickly escalating in Iraq, and the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing important news and information to the region. Alhurra-Iraq has more than 20 journalists throughout the country and is providing live updates from hotspots including Kirkuk, Irbil and just Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring World Cup to Global Audiences

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The World Cup starts today in Brazil, and the networks of the BBG have lined up a comprehensive slate of coverage across multiple platforms for its worldwide audiences. Voice of America has several journalists in Brazil covering the tournament, including Burke Award winner Scott Bobb, Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Egyptian Election to Audiences Across the Middle East

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As Egyptians went to the polls on May 26-28 for the presidential election, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks’ Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive, multi-platform coverage leading up to, during and after the voting. With reporters based in 10 cities throughout the country, Alhurra Read more »

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