Category Archives: Press Release

Alhurra and Radio Sawa Broadcast Live Coverage of the State of the Union and the Republican Response

On Wednesday, January 27th, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will broadcast live President Barack Obama

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Maryjean Buhler Named Chief Financial Officer for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Maryjean Buhler joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on January 4, 2010. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, encompassing all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, is an independent federal agency that broadcasts in 60 languages to key audiences around the world Read more »

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U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Addresses the Situation in Haiti During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten examined the goals of the U.S. rescue teams, addressed reports complaining about the U.S.

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Alhurra Produces One of the First Arabic-Language Documentaries on the Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur

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International Broadcasting Bureau Names Andre V. Mendes Director of Engineering

Andre V. Mendes has been named Director of Engineering and Technical Services for the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), effective December 21, 2009. The IBB provides engineering support for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which encompasses the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Interference with Broadcasts to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the latest efforts of the Iranian Government and its associates to interfere and censor the free flow of objective news and information to the Iranian people. By monitoring satellite signals, BBG’s technical experts have determined that on December 27, Read more »

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Alhurra’s Ahmad Arram Honored by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory for "Courage in Journalism" Award

Alhurra-Iraq’s Correspondent Ahmad Arram was given the “Courage in Journalism” Award by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory in Iraq for his reporting on alleged fraudulent land deals being facilitated by the Iraqi government. Mr. Arram’s report, which aired on Oct. 12, 2009, focused on approximately 600,000 Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Broadcast Live Coverage of President Obama’s Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Alhurra television and Radio Sawa will carry live coverage with simultaneous Arabic translation of the ceremony presenting President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize and his remarks at the occasion. Alhurra

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Alhurra TV Examines the Arab-American Experience

Alhurra, the Arabic-language satellite channel, will launch new episodes of the popular documentary series Americans. Starting Friday, Dec. 4, Americans will take an extensive look at the rich history of Arab-Americans through a five-part series focusing on Arab-Americans and their lives in the United States. Read more »

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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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