Category Archives: MBN

Secretary Kerry: Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice a “Very Important Initiative”

MBN interviews John Kerry for the first time since he has held the post of U.S. Secretary of State.

In a wide-ranging interview regarding the fight against Daesh and the future of the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of initiatives such as Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice campaign to fight radicalism.  He said that it is “a very important […]

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Alhurra’s, Radio Sawa’s Breaking News Coverage of the Brussels Bombings

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As soon as the first reports came out about a bombing in Brussels, Alhurra switched to breaking news coverage to follow the story. The television network continued its live coverage for more than six hours uninterrupted. Alhurra’s breaking news coverage included interviews with Alhurra’s correspondent […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Take Investigative Look into Countering Radicalization Through Education

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As Islamic extremism and terrorism continue to be fomented in the Middle East, MBN is investigating the role that academic curriculum is playing in promoting or diminishing extremist ideologies.  The coverage has highlighted fundamental principles such as pluralism, liberty, equality, justice, respect for universal human […]

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Alhurra-Iraq’s Your Question Discusses Interfaith Harmony and Terrorism

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  A recent episode of Alhurra-Iraq’s Your Question program encouraged Iraqi citizens to speak out about a quintessential topic facing Iraqi society, the preservation of religious harmony and coexistence among diverse religions and ethnicities to combat terrorism. The program hosted four religious clerics representing the […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit to a U.S. Mosque

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, the flagship stations of BBG’s Middle East Broadcasting Networks, provided  extensive coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on religious freedom last week at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech […]

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BBG Networks Report on Iowa Caucus for Audiences Around the World

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  In its ongoing efforts to provide reliable insight into the American democratic process and electoral system, BBG networks generated extensive coverage of Monday’s Iowa Caucus, the first U.S. contest to pick Republican and Democratic presidential nominees in the run-up to November’s national election.  Audiences […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Commemorate 5th Anniversary of Egyptian Revolution

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution with a series of special reports and programs highlighting the uprising and the challenges that have faced the nation in the subsequent years. Alhurra’s Egypt-based program Hiwar Cairo examined the political and social […]

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

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The networks of the BBG worked together to provide timely and comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening.  The television, radio and digital coverage, which also included the Republican response by South Carolina […]

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BBG Networks Provide Critical Information on Iranian-Saudi Crisis

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The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the Saudi execution earlier this month of a prominent Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was critical of […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Saudi Municipal Elections to Audiences Across the Middle East

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided thorough coverage of the Saudi municipal elections on Dec. 12, 2015.  These were the Kingdom’s first ever nationwide elections in which women were able to stand for office and vote. There were 978 female candidates and 5,938 male candidates vying for […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 29 days

    in prison

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