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Governor Meehan Surveys Egyptian Media Scene

BBG Governor Micheal Meehan and MBN President Brian Conniff at press conference in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt – BBG Governor Michael Meehan, whose work on the agency’s board during the past three years has included leadership on Middle East broadcasting initiatives, surveyed the Egyptian media market and supported the launch of the second season of a popular Alhurra Television series Read more »

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Alhurra TV Launches Season 2 of “Rayheen ala Fain?”

6 cast members of Rayheen ala Fein with logo above them

Alhurra Television announced the launch of the highly anticipated second season of Rayheen ala Fain? today at a press conference in Cairo. The second season will include an entirely new cast of six young Egyptians, as they tackle issues such as sexual harassment, jobs, education Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq Interviews Iraqi Prime Minister

Maliki gestures with his hands as he speaks with reporter (off camera)

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sat down with Alhurra-Iraq for a wide-ranging interview about various issues facing his country. The hour-long interview, which will air on Talk of Two Rivers, also incorporated questions from Iraqi viewers directly to the Prime Minister. During the interview Prime Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Reps. Moran and Engel on Egypt and Iran

Jim Moran (D-VA)

Shortly after the “East-West: The Art of Dialogue” event on October 30 in Washington D.C., Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) sat down with Alhurra correspondent Mohamed Hussin Nassar to discuss the Middle East. During his interview, Rep. Moran suggested that Egyptian General Read more »

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BBG Networks Nominated for 13 AIB Awards

three clear AIB trophies

The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are finalists for 13 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2013. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, reflects the best of global TV and radio production and technology. Winners will be Read more »

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Rep. Boustany Tells Alhurra Saudis Should Not Be Upset About U.S.-Iran Relations

Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.)

In an interview with Alhurra Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) stated that there has been a diplomatic opening between the U.S. and Iran’s new president and that the Saudi Arabian government shouldn’t be concerned. “I don’t think the Saudis should be upset Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, Read more »

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Bring MLK Speech Anniversary Celebrations to the Middle East

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The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with live and comprehensive programming marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28. MBN is the only Arabic- language network which took a comprehensive look at Read more »

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Legacy of King Speech Featured Worldwide on BBG Networks

Looking down at inscription of "I Have a Dream"

WASHINGTON – To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will provide special programming including live reports from Washington, DC, topical original features on human rights and Read more »

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One Year Later, Alhurra TV’s Bashar Fahmi Remains Missing

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

WASHINGTON DC – U.S.-based international broadcasters today renewed their call for the release of Alhurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi, who disappeared in Syria on August 20, 2012. “Reporting from Syria under the current conditions is inherently risky, but ongoing incidents such as this really bring Read more »

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