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MBN Marks Arab-American Heritage Month

Iraqi painter Shakir Alusi spoke to Alhurra about how his paintings reflect the life and colors of Iraq.

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa highlighted Arab-American Heritage Month with a variety of programs and reports showcasing the accomplishments of Arab-Americans throughout the month of April. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured profiles of Arab-Americans who are realizing their dreams in the U.S. including: Moroccan kick-boxing champion Amine […]

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Alhurra TV Wins Bronze at the New York Festivals

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SPRINGFIELD, VA — Alhurra Television’s promotional video for the critically acclaimed series Delusional Paradise won a Bronze medal at the New York Festival International Television & Film Awards on Tuesday.  The five-minute video won in the category of Best Promotional Program. Delusional Paradise is a […]

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Alhurra’s, Radio Sawa’s Breaking News Coverage of the Brussels Bombings

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As soon as the first reports came out about a bombing in Brussels, Alhurra switched to breaking news coverage to follow the story. The television network continued its live coverage for more than six hours uninterrupted. Alhurra’s breaking news coverage included interviews with Alhurra’s correspondent […]

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Alhurra TV Focuses on Female Empowerment

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 Springfield, Va.–Alhurra Television is launching a new program that puts the spotlight on successful Egyptian women making their mark on society. Sit B’Mit Ragel (Arabic for ‘A Lady is Worth 100 Men’) profiles four Egyptian women who are embarking on traditionally male-dominated jobs. They each […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Take Investigative Look into Countering Radicalization Through Education

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As Islamic extremism and terrorism continue to be fomented in the Middle East, MBN is investigating the role that academic curriculum is playing in promoting or diminishing extremist ideologies.  The coverage has highlighted fundamental principles such as pluralism, liberty, equality, justice, respect for universal human […]

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A Quick Look Back, As The World Looks Forward to Next Week

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Next week, the world will witness an historic event: Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge nearly 90 years ago.

That was long before the Cuban Revolution and the dissolution of ties between the U.S. and Cuba. And it was long before the severe media restrictions on the island prompted the U.S. to create Radio Martí, a Spanish-language broadcaster providing uncensored news and information to Cuba.

Just last year, Radio Martí celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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BBG Networks Present a Unified Strategy

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WASHINGTON – As a part of the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the leaders of each of the five BBG networks, collectively known as the U.S. International Media Coordinating Council (ICC), presented key initiatives and collaborative activities aimed at maximizing their operations in […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Saudi Municipal Elections to Audiences Across the Middle East

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided thorough coverage of the Saudi municipal elections on Dec. 12, 2015.  These were the Kingdom’s first ever nationwide elections in which women were able to stand for office and vote. There were 978 female candidates and 5,938 male candidates vying for […]

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Alhurra-Iraq’s From Erbil Opens an Eye on Kurdistan

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq announces the launch of a new program From Erbil, which reports from the streets of Kurdistan and focuses on the plurality of Iraq, discussing topics that are important to all Iraqis. It sheds light on issues that affect people living in the […]

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Radio Sawa Brings Back Morning Papers To Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa launched Morning Papers on its Iraq stream to millions of listeners across the country. The 90-minute magazine program, which originally aired on Radio Free Iraq (RFI), focuses on the political, social or cultural issues impacting Iraqis. Morning Papers airs Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (Baghdad […]

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