Tag Archives: Middle East Broacasting Networks

Arab-American Heritage Month on Alhurra

April was Arab-American Heritage Month, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks celebrated by highlighting the achievements and contributions of Arab-Americans in the fields of politics, art, science and technology. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured influential Arab-Americans in the movie and fashion industries. The show interviewed Syrian-American Hollywood Read more »

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Sen. McCain Speaks to Alhurra About Syria

When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wanted to convey to the Syrian people his views about the use of chemical weapons this week, he reached out to Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar to request to be interviewed. Speaking Thursday from the rotunda of the Russell Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Iraqi Elections

Springfield, Va. — Alhurra-Iraq Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Iraqi provincial elections held on April 20th – the first elections since the American troop withdrawal. Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa’s reporters blanketed the country to get reaction from voters throughout Iraq and Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Provide Unique, Global Coverage of Boston Bombings

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks with VOA and other reporters.

Americans were not the only ones captivated by the events unfolding in Boston last week. The Boston Marathon brings visitors from around the world – 96 countries were represented in this year’s race, according to Boston Athletic Association’s website. So when the attacks occurred, the Read more »

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Bashar Fahmi’s Wife Calls for His Return—8 Months Missing

Wife of missing journalist leads protest outside the Syrian consultate in Turkey calling for information on his wereabouts.

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, continued her plea for any information regarding the whereabouts and well-being of her husband, who disappeared eight months ago in Syria. Every Tuesday since Fahmi’s disappearance, Kadumi and a group of Turkish journalists gather before the Syrian Consulate Read more »

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Alhurra Brings Reaction and Context to the Bombings in Boston

Alhurra correspondent gets reaction from people in Boston

As soon as the news broke about the twin bombing at the Boston Marathon, Alhurra went live with seven hours of continuous coverage. The network immediately dispatched a correspondent to Boston to cover the story from the ground. In addition to the news from Boston, Read more »

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Alhurra Hits One Million ‘Likes’ on Facebook

screenshot of Alhurra's FaceBok page

Springfield, VA - Alhurra Television passed the one million “likes” mark on its Facebook page over the weekend. Fans use the page to engage the broadcaster and each other and discuss the latest news and information. “We are excited that we have hit this milestone on Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine on Countering Extremism

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine speaks with Alhurra

Alhurra’s State Department correspondent, Michel Ghandour interviewed Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine about public diplomacy and countering violent extremism in the Middle East. On the role of public diplomacy in fighting violent extremism, Under Secretary Sonenshine said that Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of President Obama’s Trip to the Middle East

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As President Obama travels in the Middle East, Alhurra’s White House Correspondent Hisham Bourar, who is traveling with the President, is providing live updates from Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman. Bourar is also report on the trip for Radio Sawa. Alhurra and Radio Sawa are translating Read more »

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Alhurra Celebrates Women on International Women’s Day

Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Yemeni Minister of Social Affairs and Labor

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Alhurra’s newscasts and current affairs programing included reports from Yemen, Israel and Gaza, examining the rights and roles of women following the Arab Spring. Eye on Democracy hosted an interview with Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Read more »

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