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BBG Networks Providing Critical Coverage of Crisis in Iraq

Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo)

Violence is quickly escalating in Iraq, and the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing important news and information to the region. Alhurra-Iraq has more than 20 journalists throughout the country and is providing live updates from hotspots including Kirkuk, Irbil and just Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Ruppersberger on Iraq and Egypt

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Alhurra Television interviewed Congressman C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) on the intensifying situation in Iraq and how the election of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will affect American-Egyptian relations. “I don’t believe that the American public wants us to put boots on the ground back in the area Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Iraqi Election to Millions of Iraqis

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Iraqis voted Wednesday in the first elections since the withdrawal of U.S. troops and Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa provided wall to wall coverage. Alhurra-Iraq’s live continuous coverage of the Iraqi Parliamentary election began at 8 a.m. (all times are Baghdad time)and continued through 1:30 a.m. Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq Celebrates 10 Years

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Alhurra-Iraq TV marked its 10th anniversary on Sunday, April 27th. The local channel provides accurate and objective news about Iraq, the Middle East and the world to its Iraqi audience. According to international surveys, Alhurra-Iraq has a weekly reach of 5.3 million. Alhurra-Iraq covers  local Read more »

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RFE/RL’s Baghdad Bureau Chief Shot Dead

RFE/RL Baghdad Bureau Chief Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi presidential guard has shot dead the Baghdad bureau chief of RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI), Mohammed Bdaiwi Obaid al-Shammari. The shooting occurred on March 22 at the gate of the compound housing RFI’s offices in Jadriyah neighborhood. Witnesses said Shammari was driving Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq Reports Making an Impact

Father and son hug as they are reunited after 4 years

Two families’ lives have changed forever, thanks to recent reports on Alhurra-Iraq. In one story, Alhurra-Iraq examined the living conditions in juvenile rehabilitation centers in Baghdad, and spoke with Wissam, a teenager who had been in the detention center for four years. A few day Read more »

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Reporting from Anbar Despite Media Blackout

Man on the street speaks with Alhurra reporter in Iraq

As fighting escalates and thousands flee Iraq’s Anbar province, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa are providing audiences with the latest news and information. Even as the situation deteriorates, Alhurra-Iraq correspondent Omar Al Obaidi has been filing reports from Anbar province daily for the two networks, Read more »

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Sen. John McCain Discusses Iraq With Alhurra Television

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the letter he co-authored to President Obama regarding that state of Iraq during an interview on Alhurra Television. Speaking to Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Sen. McCain stated that that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has not been inclusive within the Iraqi Read more »

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Radio Free Iraq Turns 15

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On October 30, 1998, RFE/RL’s newest broadcast service, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) took to the air. Times have changed drastically for Iraqis since then, but the crucial mission of RFI has not. RFI, known locally as Iraq Hurr, consistently leads local media in live coverage Read more »

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Speaks to Alhurra in an Exclusive Interview

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview

Following his meeting with the Secretary of State John Kerry, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview to discuss the cooperation between the United States and Iraq in fighting terrorism, Iraq’s stance towards the Syrian conflict, the Iranian influence on Read more »

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