Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television’s promotional video for the critically acclaimed series Delusional Paradise won a Bronze medal at the New York Festival International Television & Film Awards on Tuesday. The five-minute video won in the category of Best Promotional Program. Delusional Paradise is a part of the Middle East Broadcasting Network’s “Raise Your Voice” initiative.
“The video is an excellent collaboration between the groundbreaking work of the Delusional Paradise team and Alhurra’s creative and talented promotional department. They created a poignant presentation that gives the audience a true sense of this incredible program,” MBN President Brian Conniff said. “I am proud to see that some of Alhurra’s in-depth humanitarian reports were also recognized by the New York Festivals.”
MBN oversees and manages Alhurra Television.
In addition to the Bronze award, two of Alhurra’s reports on Al Youm were finalists at the New York Festivals. The first was an interview with a Yazidi girl who escaped ISIL. She talked about her horrific life under ISIL and her daring escape. The second Al Youm report was about an Egyptian man who tried to sell his daughters because he didn’t have enough money to feed them. Alhurra’s Almajalla was recognized for an in-depth report on Syrian artists who express their feelings about the war and the Syrian refugee crisis through paintings and other mediums.
The New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards honor programming in all lengths and forms from more than 50 countries. First presented in 1957, the awards celebrate exceptional and innovative programs being created today on all continents in the television and film industries.
The Middle East Broadcasting Networks is a non-profit corporation is financed by the U.S. Government through a grant from USAGM. 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 Sawa, radio and its two dedicated streams, one to Iraq and the other to the Levant. It is available via FM throughout these two areas and provides more than 15 hours of news and information daily on each stream.
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Contact Deirdre Kline
Director of Communications, Alhurra Television, Radio Sawa