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BBG Networks Provide Critical Information on Iranian-Saudi Crisis

Pakistan Saudi Arabia Iran

The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the Saudi execution earlier this month of a prominent Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was critical of […]

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

Saudi Elections

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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MBN Provides Coverage of King Abdullah’s Death and President Obama’s Visit to Saudi Arabia

President Obama speaks to King Salman

When news of the death of Saudi King Abdullah was announced, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa were one of the first networks to report on it, pre-empting regular programming to bring breaking news coverage to the region. Both networks provided extensive analysis of King Salman’s […]

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Alhurra Covers the Sentencing of a Cleric in Saudi Arabia

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  Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who has been a critic of both the Saudi and Bahraini governments, was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia, and Alhurra has been providing continuing coverage of the reaction. Al-Nimr was found guilty several charges […]

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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 […]

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Internet Freedom, Innovation Top BBG’s Agenda at Conference in Saudi Arabia

Michael Meehan

Riyadh — The Broadcasting Board of Governors promotes Internet freedom because the unhampered flow of information is a prerequisite for democratic and economic development, BBG Board member Michael Meehan said at a conference in Saudi Arabia today. Read Meehan’s prepared remarks. “Global citizens are using […]

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