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Sen. McCain to Assad: US Won’t Wait Forever

Screenshot of Sen. McCain speaking with Alhurra in the Capitol rotunda

As part of its coverage of current events unfolding in Syria, Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to discuss the Russian proposal on Syria’s chemical weapons and the U.S. support of the Free Syrian Army.  The Arizona Senator also had 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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RFE/RL Reports: Government, Rebel Allies Line Up In Syria

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As the world debates how to respond to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, RFE/RL examines the international players on both sides of the Syrian conflict. # INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: Syria’s Civil War (Available for download) # As the possibility of a U.S.-led military Read more »

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Syrian Journalists Visit Alhurra

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A group of Syrian journalists who were in the United States as part of the State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program paid a visit to Alhurra Television, Thursday, August 22, to learn about the network’s operation and news coverage.  During their visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, 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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Alhurra Interviews Israeli President Shimon Peres

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In a wide ranging interview with Alhurra correspondent Yehia Kassem, Israeli President Shimon Peres talked about the peace process and regional issues. He discussed support for the peace process in Israel’s legislative body stating, “in the Knesset there is a majority that supports peace, and it Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Cong. Smith on Syria and Egypt

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Alhurra Television interviewed Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, regarding the plans to arm opposition fighters in Syria and the current situation in Egypt. During the interview Cong. Smith said, “I am very concerned about not knowing who Read more »

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Syria Comes to Life With New Online Journal

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SPRINGFIELD, VA–The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) takes an intimate look at the humanitarian crisis facing Syria through Syria Stories. This online journal follows six Syrians as they blog about the challenges and triumphs of living in and watching their homeland be torn apart by 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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Sen. McCain Says the U.S. Needs to do More in Syria

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke with Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the White House declaration that it believes the Syrian government is using chemical weapons against the rebels and about the role of the U.S. and international community in Syria.  Below are excerpts Read more »

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