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Engy Anwar Reports Live From the Hajj for Alhurra’s Al Youm

Engy Anwar will take her Al Youm co-hosting duties to Saudi Arabia as she anchors Al Youm live from the Hajj. This is one of the first times a woman has reported live from the pilgrimage to Mecca. Al Youm viewers will have live updates Read more »

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Radio Marti Discusses Cuban Blogger’s Exchange with President Obama

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke with Radio Marti today in a live interview to discuss her impressions of a recent email exchange with President Barack Obama that has been big news in Cuba and the Spanish-speaking world. The story was also posted on Martinoticias.com Sanchez, Read more »

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Despite Threats to Press Freedom BBG Broadcasts Attract Large Audiences

U.S. international broadcasting attracted wide audiences worldwide in 2009, particularly in key countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, despite declines in press freedom and the targeting of journalists in some countries, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. More than 171 million people worldwide Read more »

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Sec. Hillary Clinton Discusses Middle East Peace Process and the U.S.’s Relationship with Syria During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, discussed the Middle East peace process, U.S.

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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Talks about the Expectations for the Peace Process During an Interview on Alhurra

During an interview with Alhurra Television, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor discussed the peace process, Israel and Hezbollah and Iran

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U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan

D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Joaquin Blaya, and Steven J. Simmons of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) testified today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues on “U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Read more »

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Alhurra Focuses on the Lasting Impact of Terrorism with a Town Hall Meeting in Washington

Eight years after the Sept. 11th terrorist strikes, Alhurra Television brings together experts on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy and homeland security for a frank discussion on the lasting effects of terrorism, as well as the U.S. government

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Radio Marti Covers Cuba’s First-Ever Blogging Competition

Radio Marti broadcast live, exclusive coverage of Cuba

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Condemns Sentencing of Saudi Man for Comments Made on Alhurra Television

The United States Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the decision by the Saudi Arabian judicial system to sentence Hadi al-Mutif to five additional years in prison for comments he made on Alhurra television in 2007. Al-Mutif commented on Alhurra’s program Eye on Democracy that Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on the Release of Rahman Bunairee

The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomes the release today by United States immigration authorities of Rahman Bunairee, a Pakistani journalist who works for the Voice of America (VOA) and had been in custody since arriving to the U.S. on August 9. Mr. Bunairee is a Read more »

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