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Syria Comes to Life With New Online Journal

SCREENSHOT OF SYRIA STORIES

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

VOA Spanish editor Ramon Taylor behind the scenes in 2012

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

John McCain speaks with Alhurra TV about Syria

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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Sen. Menendez Discusses His Upcoming Trip to the Middle East on Alhurra TV

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about his upcoming trip to Jordan and Israel, where he hopes to meet with leaders to understand their views of the Syrian conflict. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated that that Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Speaks to Alhurra TV About His Proposed Legislation to Arm Syrian Rebels

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar yesterday about the Syria Stabilization Act of 2013, which would provide limited lethal and non-lethal weapons to vetted Syrian groups. “As long as Assad can have Read more »

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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

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford

(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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