Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television’s latest program looks to teardown stereotypes regarding women. Each week Together will feature one woman based in the Middle East/North Africa region or the U.S., who has made extraordinary achievements in her life. Whether working in a male-dominated industry or being at the top of her field. Together will focus on how she got there and the people that supported her during her journey.
“This program celebrates and empowers women and their successes. Together gives us an opportunity to hear directly from them about the challenges and triumphs in their careers, as well as acknowledging that no one can do it alone. The program demonstrates how society, family, education and culture can be catalysts for progress and prosperity,” stated MBN Acting President Hassan Shwiki. MBN manages and oversees Alhurra Television. “Together will defy the pigeonholes that women in the region are often placed.”
Beyond telling their stories, the women profiled in Together will also discuss the role of government and society in shaping how women are perceived and explore how they mentor other young men and women. Profiles will include the first female Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya Al-Hassan, Egyptian ship captain Marwa El Selehdar and the Speaker of the Kurdish Parliament Dr. Rawaz Faeq Hussein. The weekly program will air Thursday evenings at 20:30 GMT.
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