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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 Journalist Still Missing After Six Months

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Washington, D.C. -The Broadcasting Board of Governors stepped up calls today for information on the whereabouts Bashar Fahmi. Tomorrow marks six months since the disappearance of the Alhurra TV correspondent. Fahmi was reporting from Aleppo, Syria on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was caught in Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria

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(Springfield, Va.)— The U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford was interviewed by Alhurra Television.  During the interview, he addressed Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the head of the Syrian National Council’s proposal for talks with the Assad regime and Read more »

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No Word on Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi: 150 Days After Disappearance

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi remains missing and incommunicado 150 days after disappearing in Aleppo, Syria.  Fahmi was on a reporting trip there on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was caught in the crossfire that led to the murder of one journalist and capture of another.  Read more »

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Missing Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi Honored

Arzu Kadumi, wife of missing Alhurra journalist Bashar Fahmi, receives the Ibrahim Keresteci Press Awards on his behalf.

Alhurra Television’s Bashar Fahmi was recognized at the Ibrahim Keresteci Press Awards. The award ceremony was hosted by the Municipality and Local Government Workers Union (BEM-BIR-SEN) in Turkey. Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, accepted the award on her husband’s behalf. Fahmi has been missing in Syria Read more »

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Alhurra Correspondent Missing for Four Months

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December 20th marks four months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria. He was reporting on the fighting there when he came under attack and was reportedly shot. “We continue to call on Syrian authorities and others for any information on Bashar, Read more »

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The BBG Welcomes the Release of Cüneyt Ünal, Awaits Word on Bashar Fahmi

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Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that the Syrian government released cameraman Cüneyt Ünal today. He and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi were captured while reporting from Aleppo, Syria 90 days ago. Ünal joined a delegation of Turkish parliamentarians and media Read more »

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Photo of Cameraman Surfaces: BBG Renews its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

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With the surfacing of a recent photo of cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who disappeared in Syria two months ago while working for Alhurra TV, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today renewed its call for the immediate release of Ünal and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi. The Read more »

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EBU Joins Condemnation of Jamming

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The European Broadcasting Union has joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and other international broadcasters in condemning the deliberate jamming of satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East. “Access to information is a universal human right and an essential component for democracy. We Read more »

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BBG Renews its Call for the Release of Alhurra Journalists in Syria

Family members and other protesters demand the return of Alhurra journalists captured in Syria.

It has been two months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cuneyt Unal were taken into custody in Syria. The Broadcasting Board of Governors calls for the immediate release of these two men, who were in Syria in a purely journalistic capacity. Since Read more »

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