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EVENT: Media Impact on Health Behaviors Around the World

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The BBG and Voice of America, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) present a panel discussion on the impact and value of communication in advancing the health of people globally.

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Burke Award Recipient has Possessions Seized in Cuba

Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina visits the U.S.

When Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina, recipient of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Award for Journalism returned to his country after a brief tour of New York, Washington D.C. and Miami, he walked right back to the everyday reality of living in Cuba. On January 26th, customs Read more »

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MBN Provides Coverage of King Abdullah’s Death and President Obama’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

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When news of the death of Saudi King Abdullah was announced, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa were one of the first networks to report on it, pre-empting regular programming to bring breaking news coverage to the region. Both networks provided extensive analysis of King Salman’s Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring State of the Union to Audiences Around the World

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Audiences around the world were able to witness one of the fundamental elements of American democracy as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on January 20. The networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage of the address, as well Read more »

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


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


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


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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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan


    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.

    11 months 20 days

    in prison

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