Springfield, Va. — Alhurra Television’s award-winning program Debatable is leaving the studio and embarking on a multi-country tour during a 10-episode special series. Each week on Debatable, Egyptian journalist and host Ibrahim Issa debates radical and distorted interpretations of Islam with notable scholars. By taking the show outside the studio, it will enable the program to engage with citizens and promote critical thinking.
“For four years, Debatable brought together theologists and religious scholars to discuss Islam in modern society. We felt it was important to broaden that discussion to include the younger generation and their perspectives on these important topics,” stated Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) Acting President Hassan Shwiki. MBN manages and oversees Alhurra. “By going into neighborhoods and bringing people with different viewpoints and backgrounds together, it will enrich the discussion.”
The 10-week special series will start on Sunday, October 23rd from Egypt and include episodes from Lebanon, U.A.E. and the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
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