Tag Archives: Sawa

MBN Highlights Ramadan Around the Globe

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As Muslims around the world commemorate Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, MBN is bringing Ramadan traditions to millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa. Alhurra was the only Arabic-language network to have live coverage with simultaneous translation of President Read more »

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Radio Sawa Report Wins Silver at the New York Festivals

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa’s report on the humanitarian crisis facing Syrian children was awarded the Silver Medal in the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program in the Human Interest category. For four years, the war in Syria has caused an unfathomable humanitarian crisis and the Read more »

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MBN Reports on the GCC Summit at Camp David

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Alhurra had extensive coverage of the historic Gulf Cooperation Council summit being held in the U.S. including live coverage (with simultaneous translation) of President Obama’s remarks following the end of the conference on May 14. The network also broadcast the meeting between President Obama and Read more »

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MBN Covers the Nuclear Deal with Iran

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As the historic deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program was announced on April 2, audiences across the Middle East and North Africa could watch it unfold live on Alhurra Television. The network had live comprehensive coverage of the announcement, along with reaction and analysis of what Read more »

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MBN Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa marked International Women’s Day with several features and programs dedicated to the challenges facing women in the Arab world. Alhurra’s Hunna (Women’s Views) dedicated an entire episode to Women’s Day, focusing on four countries and the different struggles that women face Read more »

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MBN Covers Netanyahu Speech to Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and his address to Congress this week generated a lot of attention and discussion in the United States and around the world. Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa carried the speech live with simultaneous interpretation. MBN also live Read more »

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Countering Violent Extremism Takes Center Stage on MBN

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Alhurra Television had the most extensive coverage of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism of any Arabic-language television network. The three days of coverage included live broadcasting with simultaneous translation of remarks made by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Read more »

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Radio Sawa Interviews Father of Jordanian Pilot Killed by ISIL

Jordanian King Abdullah II, right, talks with Safi al-Kaseasbeh, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh,  at their home village of Ai near Karak, Jordan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

In an interview with Radio Sawa, Safi al-Kasasbeh, father of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot burned to death by ISIL, said that he met with Jordan’s King Abdullah before he learned that his son was killed. King Abdullah had promised al-Kasasbeh that the pilot’s blood will Read more »

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

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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 Read more »

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MBN’s Coverage of the Crisis in Yemen

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As Houthi rebels closed in on the presidential palace calling for reforms, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa’s correspondents were there to give audiences a first-hand account of the chaos in the streets of Sana’a. Alhurra quickly focused its resources and programming on the crisis in Read more »

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