Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television examines the economic and social challenges facing much of the Middle East and what is being done to combat it, in its new weekly program $2 (Two Dollars). The program hosts economic experts that delve into the root causes of the daily struggles facing many people in the region as they attempt to make ends meet. It will also hear firsthand from the families impacted by poverty, as they strive to maintain the basic necessities for life. Traveling across the region, $2 will focus on the policies that have led to impoverishment, considered a potential source of extremism, as well as the efforts being made to improve the lives of those most affected.
“The ramifications of poverty are far-reaching in communities and they have a residual effect on the lives of all of those who are impacted. However, even more importantly, $2 also focuses on the solutions to end the cycle of poverty,” stated MBN President Dr. Victoria Coates. MBN oversees and manages Alhurra Television.
The program debuts on Sunday, January 10th and episodes will examine the disappearance of the middle class, child labor and U.S. efforts to alleviate poverty in the 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