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Alhurra’s On-Air Promotions Win Awards

Screengrab from award winning promo for Alhurra-Iraq's Final Edition

Springfield, Va.–Alhurra Television has won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the 2013 PromaxBDA Arabia awards. Alhurra-Iraq’s Final Edition promo won the Gold Award for the Best News or Factual Programming Promo. The Final Edition promo also was awarded the Bronze Award for Best Use Read more »

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Syria Comes to Life With New Online Journal

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SPRINGFIELD, VA–The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) takes an intimate look at the humanitarian crisis facing Syria through Syria Stories. This online journal follows six Syrians as they blog about the challenges and triumphs of living in and watching their homeland be torn apart by Read more »

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Bashar Fahmi Still Missing After Nine Months

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Alhurra Television has released a video (above) to ensure that Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi, who went missing in Aleppo, Syria on Aug. 20, 2012, is not forgotten nine months later. Fahmi was a part of a group of reporters caught in crossfire in Aleppo, causing Read more »

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Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com Launch New Mobile Sites

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Springfield, Va.–Arabic-speakers around the world now have a better way to get the latest news and information through Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com mobile sites. The new sites make Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com more accessible and easier to share information among mobile users. “The improved mobile sites are Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Iraqi Elections

Springfield, Va. — Alhurra-Iraq Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Iraqi provincial elections held on April 20th – the first elections since the American troop withdrawal. Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa’s reporters blanketed the country to get reaction from voters throughout Iraq and Read more »

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BassAwards Recognizes Alhurra On-Air Promotions

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Springfield, Virginia —BassAwards 2013 announced that Alhurra Television won the Bronze Award for the on-air promotion of Alhurra Files in the Best Programme Branding Design category. Alhurra Files showcases the best investigative documentaries that air on Alhurra weekly. The promo was produced by Alhurra’s Senior Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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Reach of Radio Sawa Expands in Libya

Sawa Reporter in the Field

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has just launched a transmitter in Misrata, providing Radio Sawa’s latest news and information to citizens in the northwestern Libyan city.  The Misrata FM channel marks the third transmitter launched in Libya since the fall of former leader Moammar Gadhafi. Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the U.S. Presidential Election to Millions Across the Middle East

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Springfield, Va.–On Tuesday, Nov. 6th Alhurra Television will kick off its election coverage at 6 a.m. (all times EST) and continue until a winner is declared. The television network will have correspondents stationed at polling locations across the country including Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Michigan Read more »

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Photo of Cameraman Surfaces: BBG Renews its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

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With the surfacing of a recent photo of cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who disappeared in Syria two months ago while working for Alhurra TV, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today renewed its call for the immediate release of Ünal and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi. The Read more »

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