Category Archives: Highlight

Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve: U.S. Global Engagement in the New Media Era

The recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are sending shockwaves across the Middle East and demonstrating the power of social media to connect citizens striving for democratic reform.  During a packed briefing at the U.S. Capitol this morning, new media experts and journalists from U.S. Read more »

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IBB Director Richard M. Lobo Visits Overseas Broadcast Operations

Richard M. Lobo, Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), recently completed a nine-day swing through the Middle East to review overseas operations, to assess the regional media environment and to meet with key partners in the region. The trip, to three countries and four Read more »

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Rep. Berman Discusses the Future of Egypt on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) regarding the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and U.S. aid to Egypt. When asked about his concerns regarding the Muslim Brotherhood’s possible role in the future of Egypt Rep. Berman stated, “We also know of a Read more »

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BBG Chairman’s Editorial Appears in Foreign Policy Magazine

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson has an editorial in the most recent issue of “Foreign Policy” in which he touches on the role of free media, particularly digital technologies, in spreading democracy. The uncertainty surrounding Egypt’s future is fueling a debate: Are we witnessing Tehran in Read more »

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BBG Governor Ashe Meets Senator Lugar

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 4 to discuss the governor’s recent four-country trip to Asia, the 15th anniversary of Radio Free Asia, Chinese efforts to block broadcasting into China, and Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Continue to Provide In-Depth Egyptian Coverage

Alhurra and Radio Sawa continued their exhaustive coverage of the epic events in Egypt despite continued restrictions on Internet access and the harassment and intimidation of Alhurra’s journalists by pro-government mobs on the streets of Cairo. Unidentified individuals entered Alhurra’s Cairo news bureau earlier today Read more »

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Members of Congress Discuss President Obama

On Jan. 25, Alhurra Television aired live President Barak Obama’s second State of the Union address and the Republican responses, with simultaneous Arabic translation, to millions of viewers in the Middle East and North Africa.  Following the State of the Union address and the Republican Read more »

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BBG broadcasters to Cover State of the Union Address

BBG broadcasters will provide international coverage of President Barack Obama’s Jan. 25 State of the Union address and the Republican response. BBG broadcast entities will provide audiences with access to the address, analysis, and interviews across media platforms and engage audiences through interactive elements. Alhurra Read more »

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Governor Ashe Visits Asia, Meets with BBG Staff, Dignitaries

BBG Governor Victor Ashe and Dan Southerland, Executive Editor of Radio Free Asia, completed a four-country trip to Asia. The trip started off Jan. 16 in Seoul, and from there, he went to Bangkok, Phnom Penh and wrapped up in Hong Kong. While in Seoul, Read more »

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Alhurra Talks to Reps. Eshoo and Smith on Sectarian Violence in the Middle East

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted a series of interviews with members of Congress after a congressional hearing on the increase in sectarian violence in Iraq and Egypt. The hearing, held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was prompted by the killing of at Read more »

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