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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Rosa Maria Payá and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo Stop by the Martí’s

Rosa María Payá and OLPL on TV Marti

Cuban activists Rosa María Payá and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo visited the Martí headquarters last week to participate as guests on Cuba Al Dia and Las Noticias Como Son. This was the first time the activists have been able to participate on the shows in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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BBG Begins Language Service Review 2013

BBG Strategy

The BBG’s annual review of language services is underway with an eye toward setting priorities in line with the current geopolitical landscape and media environment… Mandated by Congress, the annual Language Service Review (LSR) is a process during which the Broadcasting Board of Governors prioritizes […]

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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 […]

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  • Khadija Ismayilova

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 5 months 21 days

    in prison

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