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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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US, European Broadcasters Condemn Jamming From Syria

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Washington, D.C. — Major US and European broadcasters are charging that deliberate electronic interference, known as jamming, that has intermittently disrupted satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East since the start of this week is emanating from Syria. The jamming has hit satellites operated Read more »

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New Demonstrations Seek the Release of Alhurra Journalists Missing in Syria (Video)

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In this Alhurra Television footage,  the wives of missing Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal during a recent demonstration at the Syrian Consulate in Istanbul. Arzu Kadumi and Nuran Ünal have been leading weekly demonstrations seeking the release of the two journalists who Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Ben Cardin on Egypt and Syria

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Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) regarding U.S. aid to Egypt and the situation in Syria. During the interview Sen. Cardin said, “We understand the importance of our relationships in the Middle East, we are very much engaged. We are Read more »

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BBG Renews Calls for Release of Missing Journalists, Seeks Third-Party Access

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has again called for the immediate release of two Alhurra journalists who went missing in Syria one month ago today. Additionally, the BBG is seeking third-party access to detained cameraman Cüneyt Ünal to determine his well-being, and has asked Read more »

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BBG Renews Call for Information on Missing Journalists, Progresses toward Creation of a CEO Position, Condemns Libya Violence

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) renewed its call on the Syrian government to reveal what it knows about the whereabouts of two missing Alhurra journalists and underscored its condemnation of the attacks that claimed the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to Read more »

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