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Members of Congress React to the State of the Union Speech on Alhurra

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Alhurra Television’s live coverage of the State of the Union speech and the Republican response was followed by interviews with several members of Congress. Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent, reporting from the Capitol Rotunda, spoke to them to get their reaction to the speech and their views Read more »

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MBN’s Coverage of the Crisis in Yemen

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As Houthi rebels closed in on the presidential palace calling for reforms, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa’s correspondents were there to give audiences a first-hand account of the chaos in the streets of Sana’a. Alhurra quickly focused its resources and programming on the crisis in Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Report on Al-Azhar’s Calls for Dialogue with Shia Leaders

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In a story that has been under reported or ignored by most Arabic media outlets, Egypt’s top Islamic body’s call for dialogue to end extremist behavior. By contrast,  Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s news coverage has been providing extra focus on Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious Read more »

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Witness to ISIL’s Destruction Tells His Story to Alhurra-Iraq TV

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In an exclusive interview with Alurra-Iraq TV, Abou Mohammad, who fled from Mosul to Baghdad to escape the violence brought on by ISIL, discussed the daily suffering of people in Mosul living under the extremists group’s control. He told Alhurra-Iraq that elementary schools in Mosul were Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Terrorist Attacks in Paris and the Calls for Peace

Alhurra TV provided comprehensive coverage of the attacks in Paris and subsequent reaction.

As soon as the news broke about the terrorist attack on the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Alhurra Television went live to give viewers an up-to-the-minute account of the deadly attack and the manhunt to track down the killers. Alhurra quickly moved its London-based correspondent Read more »

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Martís Provide Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Cuba Policy Shift

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On December 17, as the news broke of President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba, the Martís carried the breaking story live to the island. Reporters and staff in the Martí newsroom deftly reported on U.S. contractor Alan Gross’s release, while preparing for the Read more »

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Senator McCain Discuss the Fight Against ISIL on Alhurra-Iraq

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In an in-depth interview with Alhurra-Iraq at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) addressed the global fight against terror and the U.S.’s role in it. He stressed the seriousness of the situation, saying, “the world’s largest terrorist organization is occupying part of Read more »

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Burke Awards Ceremony 2014

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Broadcasting Board of Governors will present the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards on December 18, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. The 2014 winners are honored for their exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled Read more »

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VOA and RFE/RL Report on Pakistan Tragedy

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Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty had extensive coverage of Tuesday’s tragic school massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan, with reporters on the ground, multimedia reports, and breaking news coverage of the attack. VOA’s Deewa Radio and Urdu Service, which broadcast to Pakistan, had minute-by-minute Read more »

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U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Talks to Alhurra-Iraq About Fight Against ISIL

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Alhurra-Iraq had an in-depth interview with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart E. Jones, during which he discussed the U.S.’s relationship with the Iraqi government and the fight against Daesh (the Arabic term for ISIL). He stated that the U.S. is providing airstrikes against Daesh, in Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


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