Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told Alhurra’s Falah Althahabi that many countries in the region including Jordan and Turkey are threatened by ISIL and added that, “Saudi officials have just now realized that ISIL is posing a threat to them,” in an interview that aired Friday, October 10, 2014.
Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, visited MBN’s studios in Dubai during his recent trip to the Middle East. He toured the Alhurra studios and met with Al Youm anchors Nabila Kilani and Bassel Sabri, Al Youm reporter Ahmed El Hadidi and Alhurra producer Lara Ali. During the meeting, Under Secretary Stengel talked to the journalists about their experience and what it was like working at Alhurra Television. During the discussion, they also talked about perceptions of Alhurra in the region and the programs produced from Dubai. Under Secretary Stengel was accompanied by Josh Baker, Director of the State Department’s Dubai Media Hub, and Jared Caplan, Deputy Director of the Media Hub.