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Alhurra Named Finalist in the New York Festivals®

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Alhurra Television has been named a finalist for two awards in the New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards - for Best News Correspondent/Reporter and Best Station/Image Promotion. Alhurra’s correspondent in Turkey Bashar Fahmi was nominated for Best News Correspondent/Reporter for his outstanding coverage of Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey

U.S. Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke with Alhurra television

In an interview that will air today, Alhurra Television spoke with the U.S. Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey about Syria, the Arab Spring, Iran and aid to Egypt. General Dempsey talked at length about Syria, the state of the opposition Read more »

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Alhurra Hosts Foreign Service Officers

Foreign service officers in training visit the Alhurra studios.

Alhurra Television was visited by a group of 13 Foreign Service Officers who will be assigned to embassies and consulates in Jordan, Jerusalem, Egypt, Morocco and Iraq. The diplomats are studying at the Foreign Service Institute’s School of Arabic Language and Cultural Studies and will Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine on Countering Extremism

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine speaks with Alhurra

Alhurra’s State Department correspondent, Michel Ghandour interviewed Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine about public diplomacy and countering violent extremism in the Middle East. On the role of public diplomacy in fighting violent extremism, Under Secretary Sonenshine said that Read more »

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Alhurra Covers the Arab Summit

Alhurra Television provides extensive coverage of the 24th Arab League Summit.

Alhurra Television provided extensive coverage of the 24th Arab League Summit held on March 26, 2013, in Doha, Qatar. The Summit had the Syrian crisis at the top of its agenda and was attended by 15 Arab country heads of state. Alhurra provided live coverage Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of President Obama’s Trip to the Middle East

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As President Obama travels in the Middle East, Alhurra’s White House Correspondent Hisham Bourar, who is traveling with the President, is providing live updates from Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman. Bourar is also report on the trip for Radio Sawa. Alhurra and Radio Sawa are translating Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark 10 Years Since the Iraq War

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Alhurra, Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa will provide comprehensive coverage to mark the 10 years since the start of the Iraq war in 2003. Sectarian conflict, media and the arts, status of women, changes in the educational system, the impact on the Kurdistan region and religious Read more »

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Alhurra Celebrates Women on International Women’s Day

Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Yemeni Minister of Social Affairs and Labor

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Alhurra’s newscasts and current affairs programing included reports from Yemen, Israel and Gaza, examining the rights and roles of women following the Arab Spring. Eye on Democracy hosted an interview with Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Libya’s Prime Minister

Screen grab of Eye on Democracy interview with Libyan Prime Minister

Alhurra’s Mohamed Al-Yahyai, host of Eye on Democracy, interviewed Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zaidan, who was a Geneva-based human-rights lawyer before the revolution, to discuss major issues facing the new interim government.  During the hour-long interview, Prime Minister Zaidan talked about the achievements of the Read more »

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Representatives from Qatari Media Tour BBG

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Thani, Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation meets IBB Director Dick Lobo

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed visitors from Qatar as a part of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, the Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation, and Yousef AlShrouf, a media advisor from the Read more »

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