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  • Alhurra Television...Meet the Board Members (Vanity)

    10/04/2013 9:04:22 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 5 replies
    In addition to reporting on the news, Alhurra and Radio Sawa stand apart from many other Arabic-language media in that they present all sides of sensitive issues not found in other media outlets. Alhurra and Radio Sawa also provide comprehensive coverage from the United States—politics, values and its people. (scroll down for members)
  • Jim Moran to Alhurra: Republicans won the midterms because a lot of Americans are racist

    01/26/2011 5:51:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    hot air ^ | Allahpundit
    Via the Right Scoop and Mark Tapscott of the Examiner. There’s a wrinkle here that you don’t usually find with most clips of Democrats embarrassing themselves in public — namely, a voiceover. I think Tapscott’s transcript of what Moran says is accurate (skip ahead to 3:00 for the key part) but I honestly can’t tell for sure. I’ll leave it to you guys to crank up the volume on your PCs and crowdsource it for accuracy in the comments: “It [the Republican successes in the 2010 elections] happened for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States....
  • U.S. Network Falters in Mideast Mission

    06/29/2008 2:17:43 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 84+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2008 | Craig Whitlock
    The Egyptian bureau of al-Hurra, an Arabic-language television network financed by the U.S. government, boasts a spectacular view of the Nile River and the capital's bustling streets. But inside, all is quiet. The bureau's satellite link was unplugged with little explanation a few weeks ago by a local company, making it impossible to broadcast live. Since then, staffers have had to use a studio controlled by the Egyptian secret police, who have warned guests not to say anything controversial on the air. Al-Hurra -- "The Free One" in Arabic -- is the centerpiece of a U.S. government campaign to spread...
  • Lost in Translation: Alhurra—America’s Troubled Effort to Win Middle East Hearts and Minds

    06/23/2008 9:19:10 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 9 replies · 103+ views ^ | June 23rd, 2008 | Dafna Linzer
    An Arab-language television network and radio station, founded by the Bush administration to promote a positive image of the United States, has aired anti-American and anti-Israeli viewpoints, has showcased pro-Iranian policies and recently gave air time to a militant who called for the death of American soldiers in Iraq. So far, U.S. taxpayers have spent nearly $500 million to fund those broadcasts. The television station, called Alhurra, and the radio network, Sawa, were meant to provide an American perspective on world events and counter the wave of global criticism that had been building against the Bush administration since the invasion...
  • U.S.-Funded Arab TV Channel Slams Israel

    06/20/2008 3:23:08 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies · 221+ views
    CBS ^ | June 19, 2008
    (CBS) American taxpayers are paying for a Middle Eastern television network that broadcast an anti-Israeli diatribe as recently as last month, a joint investigation by 60 Minutes and ProPublica reveals. This, despite the fact that Al Hurra management promised Congress nearly two years ago that they would take measures to prevent such mistakes, which had occurred repeatedly before. The joint investigation will be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday, June 22, at 7 p.m. ET/PT and be detailed on ProPublica's Web site simultaneously. Al Hurra is headquartered in Springfield, Va.; it was created four years ago by the Bush Administration...
  • Arab Holocaust Denial May Lead to Bush Friend, Karen Hughes

    07/04/2007 9:34:24 PM PDT · by farmer18th · 30 replies · 2,301+ views
    Human Events ^ | 07/02/2007 | William Schulz
    When Ken Tomlinson calls for an investigation into the “cover-up” of U.S. Arabic broadcasting outrages, it is clear he understands where that probe would lead: to Karen Hughes, under secretary of State for public diplomacy and a long-time member of President George W. Bush’s inner circle...
  • U.S. Taxpayers Should Not Pay to Air Terrorist Tirades

    06/12/2007 5:10:35 PM PDT · by YaYa123 · 2 replies · 191+ views
    Congressman Rothman ^ | original May 4, 2007 | U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman
    U.S. taxpayers should not pay to air terrorist tirades. Yet, that is exactly what happened at Alhurra, an Arabic-language television network for the Middle East that is completely funded by U.S. tax dollars. Alhurra exists to counter the anti-American biases that pervade the Arab world’s news media. However, the station’s recent broadcasts have instead provided platforms for terrorists to spew hate directed at the United States and Israel. U.S. taxpayers should not pay ... U.S. taxpayers should not pay to air terrorist tirades. Yet, that is exactly what happened at Alhurra, an Arabic-language television network for the Middle East that...
  • U.S.-Based Arabic Channel Faces Probe

    06/07/2007 12:18:34 AM PDT · by paudio · 15 replies · 679+ views ^ | 6 June 2007
    The Virginia-based al-Hurra satellite television network that is financed by Congress and beams to the Arab world may be subject to an independent review following reports that it has routinely aired broadcasts that include denunciations of Israel or Jews. The station, which reportedly receives $62 million in funding annually (plus an additional $40 million for a station that targets Iraq), was reportedly set up as an alternative to the principal Arab news channel al-Jazeera, which has frequently been attacked by U.S. politicians as sympathetic to Arab militants. But the Associated Press reported Tuesday that al-Hurra has aired programs that have...
  • Rothman and LoBiondo Lead Battle to Change Anti-Israel Slant on US Gov’t’s Arab Station

    05/21/2007 6:53:35 AM PDT · by Ziva · 87+ views
    The Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | May 2007 | Susan Rosenbluth
    Two New Jersey Congressmen have expressed outrage that Alhurra, a US-funded Arabic-language television network in the Middle East created to counter the propaganda of media such as Al Jazeera, has broadcast live, hour-long interviews with terrorist leaders and sympathetically viewed Holocaust deniers.Representatives Steven Rothman, a Democrat, and Frank LoBiondo, a Republican, have called for, among other remedies, the immediate resignation of Larry Register, Alhurra’s non-Arab speaking news director.To make Alhurra more accountable so that terrorists never again take over the station’s broadcasts, Mr. Rothman, a long-standing member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, has requested funding so...
  • Saddam Hussein hanged, says Al Hurra TV station

    12/29/2006 7:25:33 PM PST · by j_accuse · 135 replies · 6,771+ views
    Yahoo ^ | December 30, 2006 | Mariam Karouny
    Saddam Hussein hanged, says Al Hurra TV station By Mariam Karouny 6 minutes ago U.S.-backed Iraqi television station Al Hurra said Saddam Hussein had been executed by hanging shortly before 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday.Arabic satellite channel Arabiya also reported the execution had taken place.The former Iraqi president ousted in April 2003 by a U.S.-led invasion was convicted in November of crimes against humanity over the killings of 148 Shi'ite villagers from Dujail after a failed assassination bid in 1982.An appeals court upheld the death penalty on Tuesday and the government rushed through the procedures to hang him...
  • Winning the Propaganda War

    01/01/2006 10:27:19 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 1 replies · 349+ views
    NY Sun ^ | Daniel Pipes
    It comes as a relief to learn that Karen Hughes, who runs the public diplomacy shop at the U.S. State Department, has suspended the pathetic effort to reach out to Arab and other foreign audiences via a taxpayer-funded magazine named Hi International (best remembered for a notorious June 2005 article, "Sharp-Dressed Men," that told how "real men moisturize"). It's startling to realize that $4.5 million a year produced a mere 55,000 monthly copies of Hi and (according to a website that ranks about 900,000th from the top, suggesting it gets about 100 hits a day. The magazine has been...
  • US Sponsored Television in the Middle East is "Cheaper than an Invasion"

    05/23/2005 6:46:52 PM PDT · by NCjim · 273+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 23, 2005 | Georg Mascolo and Bernhard Zand
    The violence -- and casualties -- in Iraq continue to mount and many in the Arab world continue to view America as an imperialist power. But the US-based television station Al-Hurra is trying to change that. After all, there is some good news in Iraq, isn't there? The scenes of destruction have become a daily staple in Iraq: car bombs exploding in Baghdad, mutilated victims, the horrified faces of the survivors. And new footage from the Iraqi capital, it seems, is constantly flickering across television screens. Recently, it was graphic pictures showing newly discovered bodies of Iraqi security personnel. They...
  • Resident wages war on terror over radio

    05/14/2005 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Valin · 242+ views
    Greenwich Times ^ | 5/14/05 | Neil Vigdor
    Greenwich resident Steven Simmons says he helps fight the war on terrorism, albeit not on the front lines. His battle is fought over the airwaves rather than in insurgent-infested slums. Simmons, 58, is one of eight civilian members of the Broadcasting Board of Gover-nors, a bipartisan, presidential-appointed and U.S. Senate-confirmed agency that supervises all U.S. nonmilitary broadcasts, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. The agency has a $600 million annual budget and employs 3,200 people, in addition to 1,000 part-time stringers. Most of the agency's employees are journalists and producers, whose many ventures include the 2004 launch of...
  • Uday's Oil-for-News Program (Was Al Jazeera on the take?)

    05/10/2005 4:29:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 458+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2005 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Eric Stakelbeck
    On January 6, 2005, the U.S.-funded Arabic satellite network Al Hurra broadcast an explosive exposé detailing the financial links between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Arab press. Al Hurra's documentary--so far overlooked in the West--aired previously unseen video footage, recorded by Saddam Hussein's regime during its murderous heyday, of Saddam's son Uday meeting with several Arab media figures and referring to the bribes they had received.Recipients of this Baathist largesse appeared to include a former managing director of the influential Qatar-based government-subsidized satellite network Al Jazeera, Mohammed Jassem al-Ali. The videotaped meeting between Uday and al-Ali occurred on March 13,...
  • an-Nahar: Pentagon Favors Air Strikes on Syria to Overthrow Assad, Free Lebanon

    03/04/2005 1:51:55 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 974+ views
    an-Nahar (Beirut) ^ | March 4, 2005
    The Pentagon is now convinced that air strikes on Syria have become necessary to overthrow the Assad regime, liberate Lebanon and stop support of insurgents waging a guerrilla war against American forces in Iraq as well as Palestinian militants against Israel, the U.S.-sponsored Al Hurra TV network says. "Political action to deal with the problem of Syria's presence in Lebanon and its support of terrorism against Israel and Iraq is no longer deemed effective," Al Hurra quoted American intelligence sources as saying, according to slain ex-Premier Hariri's Al Mustaqbal newspaper on Friday. "Diplomacy as a means to deal with...
  • Iraqi Journalist with U.S.-Funded Network Killed

    02/09/2005 12:21:31 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 196+ views
    Reuters | February 9, 2005
    BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen killed the Basra correspondent of the U.S.-funded television station Alhurra outside his house in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, police said on Wednesday. Abdul-Hussein Khazal was killed when several gunmen attacked his house, police said. Alhurra is an Arabic-language satellite station set up with U.S. funding last year in an effort to compete with other Arabic satellite channels like Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. It is based in the state of Virginia. Dozens of foreign and Iraqi journalists have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
  • Iraqi democracy debuts in pre-election debate

    01/29/2005 8:01:11 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 29 2005 | WALID PHARES
    Last Sunday, when Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi aired his infamous declaration of holy war against democracy, six main Iraqi leaders performed Iraq's first televised electoral debate on Al Hurra TV. The contrast between naked jihadism -- calling for the assassination of free choice -- and campaigning with ideas and words, is flagrant. The war in Iraq was never as clear as today, and its stakes were never as high as Sunday. The debate participants represented six major tickets. Iraq's future assembly will have 275 seats. More than 4,000 candidates have gathered in ''coalition lists'' representing ethnic, ideological and political interests -- the...
  • 'Fair and balanced’ Muslim-style-TV war for Arab viewers

    09/03/2004 5:06:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 325+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9-3-04 | Ike Seamans
    MONTE CARLO — This jewel of the Cote D'Azur oozes glamour, money and relaxation, not exactly the place to become immersed in the controversy about alleged jaundiced reporting by Arab satellite news channels. But it was here on the Riviera, as a panelist at the annual television festival sponsored by Monaco's royal family, that I promptly was engaged in spirited debate with representatives of al Jazeera, the Qatar-based network launched in 1996, often accused of being anti-American and anti-Israel; and al Hurra, a U.S. government-financed Arabic language TV operation that began broadcasting to the Middle East on Valentine's Day. Headquartered...
  • US-Funded Alhurra Television Wins Over Viewers In Iraq

    07/28/2004 4:05:55 AM PDT · by alnitak · 44 replies · 4,346+ views
    Space Daily ^ | Springfield VA (SPX) Jul 20, 2004 | unknown
    A new survey of Iraq conducted by Oxford Research International shows that 61 percent of Iraqi adults had watched the new US-funded Arabic language TV channel Alhurra (Arabic for "The Free One") in the previous week. Since it launched on February 14, 2004, Alhurra has quickly established itself as an important resource for Iraqis to get their news - 19 percent of those surveyed cited Alhurra as one of their top three sources of information. Of those people who watch Alhurra, 64 percent found the news to be 'very' or 'somewhat' reliable. The results are based on face-to-face interviews with...
  • Hearts, Minds and Hearings

    07/08/2004 4:35:22 PM PDT · by FlyLow · 145+ views
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | 7-8-04 | Steven A. Cook
    With the transfer of political authority to the Iraqi interim government now complete, the Bush administration should focus its attention on promoting democracy in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. One of the most effective ways in which the United States can pursue this goal is to transform Washington's Arab satellite news channel, Al Hurra, into a kind of C-Span for the Arab world. It would be difficult for the new channel to broadcast hearings and meetings of Arab and Middle Eastern governments, at least initially. It could begin, however, with programming that has already proved its attraction to...