Washington, D.C. — Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) announces the departure of Mr. Nart Bouran, Senior Vice President for News, Programming and Transformation. Mr. Bouran will become Chief Executive Officer of International Media Investment (IMI) Holding, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
MBN President Alberto M. Fernandez commented, “Bouran played a key role in MBN’s recent transformation and helped set up the organization for continued growth and we thank him for his contribution and leadership.”
MBN’s expansion and transformation in the Middle East is ongoing. In November 2018, MBN implemented an extensive transformation of Alhurra Television, building new studios outside of Washington, D.C. and Dubai, increasing the amount of news to 12 hours a day and launching new programming of relevance to regional audiences, such as hard-hitting investigative reporting, lively opinion journalism, and unfettered examinations of social and political issues. At the same time, MBN expanded its digital and social media content, as well as creating a localized Radio Sawa network for the Levant region.
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