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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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Alhurra Covers the Arab Summit

Alhurra Television provides extensive coverage of the 24th Arab League Summit.

Alhurra Television provided extensive coverage of the 24th Arab League Summit held on March 26, 2013, in Doha, Qatar. The Summit had the Syrian crisis at the top of its agenda and was attended by 15 Arab country heads of state. Alhurra provided live coverage […]

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BBG Welcomes German Journalists for Study Tour

VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin meets with visiting German journalists.

Eleven German journalists visited the BBG yesterday as a part of the RIAS Berlin Commission’s spring exchange program. The participants met with IBB Director Richard Lobo and attended a VOA editorial meeting. They then met with VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin and […]

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World Poetry Day at the BBG

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In celebration of World Poetry Day, here is a sample of the extraordinary poetry programs and projects from across the BBG. Russia RFE/RL’s Russian Service paired up with the English Pen Club to translate into Russian a collection of “Poems for Pussy Riot” by English […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of President Obama’s Trip to the Middle East

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As President Obama travels in the Middle East, Alhurra’s White House Correspondent Hisham Bourar, who is traveling with the President, is providing live updates from Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman. Bourar is also report on the trip for Radio Sawa. Alhurra and Radio Sawa are translating […]

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BBG’s Censorship Circumvention on Display at Two Events

Andre Mendes demonstrates new innovations in censorship circumvention at the Public Diplomacy Council.

Recently, André Mendes, CIO/CTO for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, spoke at two high-profile events which focused on the BBG’s use of cutting-edge technology to circumvent Internet censorship. On Monday, March 1, Mendes briefed the University of Southern California-Public Diplomacy Council’s lunchtime forum on the […]

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Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez visits BBG

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Cuban blogger and free speech advocate Yoani Sánchez met with BBG officials amid a Washington visit that included top U.S. lawmakers and diplomats.  During the trip, Sánchez  emphasized the need to support independent journalists and human rights activists on the island.   She is on an […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark 10 Years Since the Iraq War

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Alhurra, Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa will provide comprehensive coverage to mark the 10 years since the start of the Iraq war in 2003. Sectarian conflict, media and the arts, status of women, changes in the educational system, the impact on the Kurdistan region and religious […]

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RFE/RL Profiles Five Iconic Individuals of the Iraq War

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To mark the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Radio Free Iraq and correspondent Ron Synovitz have profiled five iconic individuals, their lives in transition since the war, and how they came to represent various issues. Build-Up To War: Ahmed Chalabi […]

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Prime Minister discusses Libyan Affairs on Alhurra

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan appeared on Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview yesterday with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan stated that he hopes Libya regains its status within the international community in two years. He expressed his reservations about the proposed “political isolation law,” warning that it might exclude […]

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