Category Archives: Highlight

CPJ Director Speaks to BBG, VOA About Protecting Journalists

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Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday to speak with senior editors at the Voice of America and senior executives from the International Broadcasting Bureau about the challenges of keeping journalists safe in today’s media environment. Threats Read more »

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Sen. McCain Speaks with Alhurra TV About Israel and Iraq

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In an interview with Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East. On the clashes between Hamas and Israel, he cautioned about the seriousness of the situation. “I agree Israel has the right to Read more »

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Alhurra Journalists on the Front Lines

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Every day, Alhurra Television’s dedicated team of journalists regularly risk their lives to bring viewers the latest news and information from the Middle East. On Sunday, July 13th, Alhurra correspondent Maithem Al Shibani and his cameraman were embedded with an Iraqi military convoy in North Read more »

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RFA Covers China’s Crackdown on Religion

Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie in detention in February 2014.

As a part of its continuing coverage on China’s increasing religious crackdown, Radio Free Asia spoke with the family of a Christian pastor sentenced to 12 years in prison. Zhang Shaojie was charged with “fraud” and “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order,” a move Read more »

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BBG Expands its Ukraine Programming

Screengrab from "Donbass Realities" , a new program from RFE/RL

The BBG is responding to the continuing need for accurate news and information in Ukraine with new Ukrainian and Russian language programming and new distribution partnerships. To reach ethnic Russian populations in eastern Ukraine, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America have added more Read more »

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Alhurra Wins at the Spring CINE Golden Eagle Awards

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Alhurra Television has won a 2014 Spring CINE Golden Eagle Award for the television promo showcasing the documentary Egypt in Crisis. It was recognized in the category of Best Commercials and Promotions. Egypt in Crisis is an hour-long documentary that examines the complex situation in Read more »

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MBN Programming Commemorates Ramadan

Family sits around table with Iftar meal, celebrating Ramadan.

Alhurra is marking the holy month of Ramadan with daily reports from the U.S. and across the Middle East and North Africa within its prime-time newscasts.  Reports include stories about how Syrian refugees in Lebanon are fasting; how Yemenis are observing Ramadan amid tribal conflicts Read more »

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Members of Congress Speak with RFE/RL in Azerbaijan

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq conducted separate interviews with U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Ben Cardin and Representative Chris Smith, in Baku this week as members of the U.S. delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Read more »

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Rep. Connolly Talks About Iraq and Syria on Alhurra Television

Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) speaking on Alhurra's Al Youm.

Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) spoke to Alhurra Television about the crisis facing Iraq and Syria during an interview on the Al Youm program. During the interview he discussed his concerns that the fighting in Iraq and Syria could spread to neighboring countries and become a Read more »

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Board Meeting, June 27, 2014 (Closed)

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