Springfield, VA — The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) is delighted to announce Nart Bouran will be joining MBN as its new Senior Vice President for News, Programming and Transformation in early 2018. In this new role, Bouran will direct global programming operations for all MBN television, radio and digital properties. He will lead development and execution of MBN’s program strategy across all MBN platforms, including Alhurra, Alhurra-Iraq, Radio Sawa, Raise Your Voice, Maghreb Voices, and new initiatives.
Bouran is a seasoned journalist with vast experience in Middle East media. Most recently, Bouran served as CEO and Head of News for Sky News Arabia, a leading 24-hour regional Arabic news channel that he built and developed since its launch in 2012. He has also served as Director of Television for the Reuters News Agency, Director General of the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation, and Director of News Centre for Abu Dhabi TV. A graduate of Syracuse University, Bouran began his career as a journalist in 1990, covering the first Gulf War from Baghdad just months into his first job.
MBN President Amb. Alberto Fernandez noted that “anyone who knows Middle East media knows that Nart Bouran is one of the very best in the industry, and MBN is pleased to add him as a key part of MBN’s transformation in a strategic and extremely competitive part of the world.”
Through television, radio, and multiple online platforms, MBN provides an undistorted line of communication to engage with the people of the Middle East and deliver accurate and objective information about America, America’s policies and people. MBN presents in-depth discussions on issues that are often not fully addressed in the Arabic-language media, such as human rights and freedom of speech and religion.
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