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.
MBN is non-profit corporate media outlet financed by the U.S. government through a grant from U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), an independent federal agency. The USAGM serves as a firewall to protect the professional independence and integrity of the broadcasters.
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Contact Deirdre Kline
Director of Communications, Alhurra Television, Radio Sawa