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MBN Press Releases

Alhurra-Iraq scaling back Baghdad operations, expanding elsewhere

January 13, 2020

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.

Alhurra Statement on the Alhurra Investigates Report from Aug. 31st

September 2, 2019

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.

Arab-Americans share their stories on Alhurra TV

August 21, 2019

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.

Sawa brings more news and information to the eastern Mediterranean

June 24, 2019

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.

Alhurra wins at the Webbys

April 23, 2019

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.