Category Archives: Highlight

Alhurra Covers Egyptian Security Forces Removal of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators

Alhurra Reporter Egypt

Alhurra TV correspondents reported live from the streets of Cairo and Alexandria on the events that left more than 600 dead and thousands injured in Egypt this week. This comprehensive coverage of the actions of security forces against pro-Morsi demonstrators included interviews with experts and Read more »

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BBG Meeting, August 21, 2013

BBG meeting logo with updated flag

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Wednesday, August 21 at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. This will be the first meeting of the Board since three new appointees joined in early August. Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Iran Insight: A Tale of Two Presidents

side by side photos of former Iranian president Ahmadinejad and current president Rohani

Hassan Rohani will be inaugurated as Iran’s new president on August 4, and takes power at a time when the Islamic republic is facing unprecedented sanctions, international isolation, and a worsening economy that is causing discontent at home. RFE/RL looks at the challenges ahead for Read more »

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MBN Providing Needed Comprehensive Coverage in Egypt

Alhurra reporter broadcasting from streets with demonstrations

MBN is providing balanced and comprehensive coverage of the sweeping political changes taking place in Egypt. In addition to regularly scheduled newscasts, Alhurra and Radio Sawa are broadcasting breaking news updates, providing extended current affairs programs and engaging its audience with thorough analysis and thought-provoking Read more »

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Leslie Hyland Sworn in as BBG Chief Financial Officer

IBB Director Richard Lobo Swears in Leslie Hyland

Leslie Hyland was sworn in July 29, 2013 as Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The CFO is the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for the BBG and coordinates closely on budgetary matters with Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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White House Official Tells “Africa 54″ New Government Needed in S. Sudan

Grant Harris on Africa 54

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama’s Special Assistant for African Affairs, Grant Harris, says South Sudan “desperately needs” a government that will advance its development, peace and security issues. Appearing on the VOA TV program Africa 54, Harris said, “What we’re asking for right now is that President Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Israeli President Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres speaks with Alhurra TV

In a wide ranging interview with Alhurra correspondent Yehia Kassem, Israeli President Shimon Peres talked about the peace process and regional issues. He discussed support for the peace process in Israel’s legislative body stating, “in the Knesset there is a majority that supports peace, and it Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Talks To Alhurra TV About Syria

Senator Menendez speaks with Alhurra TV

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He addressed his proposal to provide arms to Syrian rebels stating that his goal is “helping the moderate, vetted rebels to have the wherewithal to fight for their freedom.” Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Cong. Smith on Syria and Egypt

Alhurra’s Adam Nixon speaks with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Alhurra Television interviewed Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, regarding the plans to arm opposition fighters in Syria and the current situation in Egypt. During the interview Cong. Smith said, “I am very concerned about not knowing who Read more »

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US Concerned About Interference With RFE/RL Azeribaijani Service Signal

US Ambassador Richard Morningstar and RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose at RFE/RL's Baku bureau, 15Jul2013

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar expressed the U.S government’s concern about satellite broadcasting interruptions that have effectively jammed RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service broadcasts into the country since late April. Amb. Morningstar made the statement during a July 15 meeting at RFE/RL’s Baku bureau with RFE/RL Acting Read more »

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