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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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Radio Sawa Interviews Father of Jordanian Pilot Killed by ISIL

Jordanian King Abdullah II, right, talks with Safi al-Kaseasbeh, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh,  at their home village of Ai near Karak, Jordan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

In an interview with Radio Sawa, Safi al-Kasasbeh, father of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot burned to death by ISIL, said that he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah before he learned that his son was killed. King Abdullah had promised al-Kasasbeh that the pilot’s blood will Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Assistant Secretary Anne Richard

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Alhurra Television took a candid and in-depth look at the dire and complex humanitarian emergencies faced by Syrian refugees with the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard.  During the interview, Assistant Secretary Richard discussed the plight of Syrian refugees, 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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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 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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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Highlight the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Morocco. The three-day summit was held in late November, and Alhurra was the only Arabic-language channel that took Vice President Biden’s speech live with translation. During the keynote speech Vice Read more »

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Bahraini and Tunisian Elections Take Center Stage on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

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Four years after the revolutions swept the Middle East and North Africa, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa were there as Bahrain held its first full Parliamentary elections and Tunisia held its first Presidential election since the Arab Spring. Alhurra’s coverage of the Bahraini election started Read more »

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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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