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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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MBN Providing Needed Comprehensive Coverage in Egypt

Alhurra reporter broadcasting from streets with demonstrations

MBN is providing balanced and comprehensive coverage of the sweeping political changes taking place in Egypt. In addition to regularly scheduled newscasts, Alhurra and Radio Sawa are broadcasting breaking news updates, providing extended current affairs programs and engaging its audience with thorough analysis and thought-provoking Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement for Two FM Transmitters in Mauritania

BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman signs agreement with the head of Telediffusion de Mauritanie (TDM), Dieh Sidaty.

In support of freedom of information and expression in Mauritania, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Télédiffusion de Mauritanie (TDM) have announced an agreement for media cooperation to include FM broadcasting, journalism training, and technical assistance to improve Mauritania’s media infrastructure. Consistent with the Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Earn Record-Breaking Audience Topping 200 Million a Week Worldwide

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U.S. international media’s weekly audience has reached a new high of more than 203 million people thanks to substantial audience growth in Latin America for the Voice of America, innovations across digital media platforms, and expanded networks of distribution for award-winning news and information programs.  Read more »

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Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com Launch New Mobile Sites

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Springfield, Va.–Arabic-speakers around the world now have a better way to get the latest news and information through Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com mobile sites. The new sites make Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com more accessible and easier to share information among mobile users. “The improved mobile sites are 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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Alhurra Named Finalist in the New York Festivals®

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Alhurra Television has been named a finalist for two awards in the New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards - for Best News Correspondent/Reporter and Best Station/Image Promotion. Alhurra’s correspondent in Turkey Bashar Fahmi was nominated for Best News Correspondent/Reporter for his outstanding coverage of Read more »

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BBG Reflects on World Radio Day

Buddhist monks, some of who escape from the security forces crack down, listen to radio news cast from a monastery in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 (AP)

Today is World Radio, and BBG would like to celebrate our radio broadcasters as they work to provide news and information to those who need it most. In 2012, our broadcasters produced thousands of hours of radio programming to 96 million people around the globe, Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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BBG Mourns the Loss of Four Americans in Libya, Vows to Continue Coverage

A still from Alhurra TV footage shows furniture burning at the site of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today mourned the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that news and information reach Read more »

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