Category Archives: Highlight

Antonio Rodiles Visits the Martís

MIAMI- Antonio Rodiles, independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, visited the Martí headquarters this week for the first time.  The Cuban-based journalist has worked with the Martís for over a year, but until now had never met the staff. His Read more »

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Tolerance Through Entertainment: Alhurra Highllights USAID Gaza Project

Two Muppets, Haneen and Karim, made a guest appearance at a local school in Gaza this week, and Alhurra’s Al Youm was there to cover the live show. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the America-Mideast Educational and Training Read more »

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Arab-American Heritage Month on Alhurra

April was Arab-American Heritage Month, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks celebrated by highlighting the achievements and contributions of Arab-Americans in the fields of politics, art, science and technology. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured influential Arab-Americans in the movie and fashion industries. The show interviewed Syrian-American Hollywood Read more »

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Updated: BBG Board Meeting April 24, 2013

BBG meeting logo with updated flag

On April 24, members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors initiated an open meeting as a continuation of their April 10-11 meeting. When it was determined that a quorum was lacking, the Board voted to adjourn until May 15 and then discussed several matters. A Read more »

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Sen. McCain Speaks to Alhurra About Syria

When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wanted to convey to the Syrian people his views about the use of chemical weapons this week, he reached out to Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar to request to be interviewed. Speaking Thursday from the rotunda of the Russell Read more »

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BBG Welcomes Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Robert Zaal, director of Radio Nederlands Worldwide (RNW), briefed BBG management on the Dutch broadcaster’s recent restructuring and discussed possible avenues for collaboration with the BBG and its broadcasters.  Zaal described RNW’s new focus on younger audiences, online platforms and thematic content centered on human Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Provide Unique, Global Coverage of Boston Bombings

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks with VOA and other reporters.

Americans were not the only ones captivated by the events unfolding in Boston last week. The Boston Marathon brings visitors from around the world – 96 countries were represented in this year’s race, according to Boston Athletic Association’s website. So when the attacks occurred, the Read more »

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Bashar Fahmi’s Wife Calls for His Return—8 Months Missing

Wife of missing journalist leads protest outside the Syrian consultate in Turkey calling for information on his wereabouts.

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, continued her plea for any information regarding the whereabouts and well-being of her husband, who disappeared eight months ago in Syria. Every Tuesday since Fahmi’s disappearance, Kadumi and a group of Turkish journalists gather before the Syrian Consulate Read more »

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Alhurra Brings Reaction and Context to the Bombings in Boston

Alhurra correspondent gets reaction from people in Boston

As soon as the news broke about the twin bombing at the Boston Marathon, Alhurra went live with seven hours of continuous coverage. The network immediately dispatched a correspondent to Boston to cover the story from the ground. In addition to the news from Boston, Read more »

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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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