Faced with the unstable security situation in Baghdad, serious safety concerns have forced the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) to take immediate steps to realign its field presence in Iraq, it was announced today. MBN will be eliminating positions in Baghdad, while adding other positions throughout Iraq and in the region.
MBN Press Releases
This honor comes nearly one year after the television network launched the largest transformation in its 15-year history, completely changing the look and feel of Alhurra.
The Alhurra Investigates episode produced by Alhurra on August 31st, was a fair, balanced and professional report on the allegations of corruption in some institutions in Iraq. During the extensive preparations of the report over time, individuals and institutions involved were given the right of reply, which they declined. We still offer those same institutions the opportunity to reply.
Alhurra Television highlights the journey of Arab-Americans in U.S. on the new 11 part limited series My Story. The weekly series profiles Arab-Americans who left their homeland to start a better life in the U.S., offering viewers first-hand accounts of the challenges and triumphs they faced as they left their family and friends behind to seek opportunities in a new country that offered them refuge and opportunity from a turbulent Middle East.
“Power of Forgiveness,” chronicles the story of Rukiye Abdul-Mutakallim, an American Muslim mother whose son was gunned down on the streets of Cincinnati.
The Middle East Broadcasting Networks partners with Ideas Beyond Borders to create exclusive video content
New partnership is driven by a common mission to provide the Middle East with meaningful and often inaccessible information.
On June 30, Sawa, the Arabic-language radio network, will relaunch its stream targeting the Eastern Mediterranean region. The new Sawa will increase the amount of news and discussion programs to more than 17 hours each day. Daily and weekly programs will encourage listeners to join the dialogue and express their opinions through call-in programs and social media. The change comes as part of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) ongoing transformation to its radio, television and digital platforms.
"Victims of Incest in Morocco” was named as a finalist at the New York Festival’s Television and Film Awards in the category of Best Digital News-Short Report.
The report entitled “Power of Forgiveness” won the People’s Voice Award in the category of Best Documentary: Shortform at the 2019 Webby Awards. It was selected by online voting as best report in its category.
Assistant Videographer Samer Ali Shakara was killed in Baghdad after an apparent carjacking that turned fatal.