Alhurra TV wins Silver at the New York Festivals

Alhurra Television’s promotional video for the acclaimed series Exiting ISIS won the Silver Medal for Best Promotional Program at the 2018 New York Festival International Television and Film Awards on April 10th. Exiting ISIS is a documentary series that interviews defectors who provide first-hand accounts revealing the extremist group’s entrenched culture of deception, intimidation, cruelty, drugs, and sexual abuse. The ceremony was held in Las Vegas, Nev.

In addition to the Silver Medal, Alhurra’s on-air promotional campaign for Exiting ISIS was named a finalist for Best Promotional Campaign for a Documentary Series.

Exiting ISIS is an important documentary series that highlighted the atrocities of ISIS in the Middle East. The fact that Alhurra was recognized for two projects related to the series demonstrates how powerful the program is,” stated Amb. Alberto Fernandez, MBN President. MBN oversees and manages Alhurra Television. “I am proud of this program, as well as those that created these stellar promotional materials.”

The New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards honor programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. First presented in 1957, the awards celebrate exceptional and innovative programs being created today on all continents by the television and film industries.


About MBN

The Middle East Broadcasting Networks is a non-profit corporation is financed by the U.S. Government through a grant from the BBG.

MBN operates Alhurra Television, an Arabic-language television network that broadcasts to 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa via satellite, as well as Alhurra-Iraq Television. MBN also operates Radio Sawa, an Arabic-language radio network that broadcasts music and news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with more than 370 newscasts per week.

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Contact Deirdre Kline
Director of Communications, Alhurra Television, Radio Sawa