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Naomi Sakr's New Book on Egyptian Journalism

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books
Joseph Braude

Naomi Sakr's Transformations in Egyptian Journalism (I.B. Tauris, 2013), should be required reading for American public diplomacy specialists who want to engage Egyptians through the media.

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

Fran Mires Talks Rayhein ala Fein, Egypt's Popular Reality Show, at DIFF

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I was a bit skeptical, but in just under ten years, Al Hurra has achieved a great deal in the MENA Region and a grand part of that has been due to the presence of Fran Mires, program developer and television executive for the network.

Alhurra and the Arab Spring

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 04.17.2012 | Media
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

There is one thing in common between Congress-funded Arabic TV, Alhurra, and countries of the Arab Spring. Both have unaccountable leaders, who have been in place since forever, and who look like they are staying indefinitely.

Can G.I. Joey Tribbiani Take Down Osama Bin Laden?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Let's face it, America doesn't need the Saudis to promote its culture. It always had and always will have fans around the world.

Overhauling US Public Diplomacy Is like Beating a Dead Horse

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

"On March 6, the evening news on (Congress-funded Arabic TV) Alhurra labeled me as a Zionist agent," wrote Iraqi lawmaker Mithal Alusi, in an email to...

Alhurra, US-Funded Middle East Propaganda Station, Watched By Only 0.5% Of Middle East Population

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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In the last two years, the budget of the U.S.-funded Alhurra satellite station has grown 20 percent. From 2008 to 2009, a poll found that Alhurra's vi...

Critics Say U.S. Radio Program for Darfur Goes Soft on Sudan

Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheri Fink

Funded by the U.S. State Department, Radio Afia Darfur, a half-hour shortwave radio program, is beamed three times a day into war-torn Darfur, Sudan, and refugee-packed eastern Chad.

Alhurra TV: Uncle Sam's Boondoggle

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

I've been sifting through several studies of Alhurra Television that dropped like a "cascade of candor," to paraphrase David Frost's hoped for outcom...

Restore the Voice

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

The international buzz caused by President-elect Obama earlier in the month offers him an opportunity to revive what had been a valuable American resource for so many years.

White House Paid Journalists To Go On Middle East Propaganda Network

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alhurra, the U.S. government-funded Arabic news channel, paid former Bush and Clinton administration officials, lobbyists and high-profile Washington ...