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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Reporting from Anbar Despite Media Blackout

Man on the street speaks with Alhurra reporter in Iraq

As fighting escalates and thousands flee Iraq’s Anbar province, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa are providing audiences with the latest news and information. Even as the situation deteriorates, Alhurra-Iraq correspondent Omar Al Obaidi has been filing reports from Anbar province daily for the two networks, Read more »

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Alhurra TV’s Bashar Fahmi Still Missing

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

January 1, 2014 marks 500 days since Alhurra Television’s Bashar Fahmi disappeared in Aleppo, Syria. The Alhurra correspondent was reporting from the northern Syria city, when a firefight broke out. There has been no word from Fahmi since his disappearance approximately 16 months ago. “It Read more »

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RFA’s Korean Service Provides Insight on Execution of Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Radio Free Asia  provided in-depth and comprehensive reporting on the firing and execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, including coverage of events that led up to his demise.  Utilizing inside sources in North Korea, RFA’s Korean Service reported earlier Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman McCaul on Threats of Terrorism

Michael McCaul

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, spoke with Robert Satloff, host of Alhurra’s Inside Washington, about a range of security issues, including the United States’ approach to fighting terrorism, the latest developments in Syria and Iran’s threat to cybersecurity. Read more »

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Human Rights Day on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

Alhurra Human Rights programming

The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special programming for Human Rights Day on Dec. 10th. Alhurra interviewed Egyptian women from different backgrounds and discussed the Egyptian constitution’s impact on the rights of women. It aired a report on high profile Read more »

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Lady Liberty Spotlights RFE/RL’s Women Journalists

screen shot of RFE/RL's website

To mark the U.N. observance of Human Rights Day on December 10, RFE/RL announces the launch of Lady Liberty, a webpage dedicated to women in journalism. Lady Liberty recognizes the contributions of women journalists from RFE/RL as well as other media in our target region, Read more »

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Governor Meehan Surveys Egyptian Media Scene

BBG Governor Micheal Meehan and MBN President Brian Conniff at press conference in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt – BBG Governor Michael Meehan, whose work on the agency’s board during the past three years has included leadership on Middle East broadcasting initiatives, surveyed the Egyptian media market and supported the launch of the second season of a popular Alhurra Television series Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interview with Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (right) sits down with RFE/RL's Akbar Ayazi in Kabul on November 26.

Akbar Ayazi, Unit Director of Radio Free Afghanistan and Radio Mashaal, interviewed Afghan President Hamid Karzai today for the president’s first public comments since surprising local leaders and international diplomats by rejecting a long-term security pact framing the terms of U.S. presence in Afghanistan after combat Read more »

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Governor Armstrong Travels to California for BBG Outreach

Matt Armstrong stands at the head of a classroom, speaking

BBG board member Matt Armstrong visited the Voice of America bureau in Los Angeles, spoke with students of public diplomacy at two universities, and met with the leadership of The Los Angeles Times during a November 21-22 California trip. During his meeting with VOA Bureau Chief Mike Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Analysis of Iran’s Nuclear Deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news briefing after Iran and world powers agree in Geneva to a deal over Iran's nuclear program, at the Presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.

  Following days of negotiations in Geneva with six world powers, Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for limited sanctions relief. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Iran experts provide analysis: # FLASH ANALYSIS: Mardo Soghom, Regional Director for Iran and Read more »

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