Trusted Journalism with a Focus
on the Middle East, the U.S. and the World

Coming soon to Direct: Arabic-language video and audio content for television, radio and digital affiliates.

The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) consists of two television networks (Alhurra and Alhurra-Iraq); Sawa radio (Iraq and the Levant);;;;; and various social media platforms serving Arabic-speaking audiences across the Middle East and North Africa. MBN has correspondents across the region, as well as bureaus and production centers in Cairo, Dubai, Jerusalem, Beirut, Erbil and Washington, D.C.

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Flexible and convenient, Direct makes our journalism available to 3500 affiliates worldwide free of charge.

Use Direct to access MBN’s Arabic-language news and feature reporting (including packages, live shots and expert analysis), discussion programs and long-form productions. This dynamic, informative and captivating programming can be used for television, radio and digital audiences in formats that range from short 3-minute daily reports to hour-long productions.

News and Feature Reporting

Each day MBN’s multi-media reporters deliver accurate and objective news from and about the region, the U.S. and the world. These reports include a broad range of perspectives on issues of interest to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa. They can be incorporated in to an affiliate’s TV and radio newscasts, as well as digital properties, thereby expanding their on the ground reporting. MBN’s news reporting is regularly cited in the Arabic press and serves as a trustworthy source of news.

Discussion Programs

Alhurra and Sawa radio produce weekly and daily 30- and 60-minute discussion programs that provide in-depth analysis by topical experts from around the world. These programs delve into extensive discussions of daily events, as well as broader issues such as corruption, free speech and extremism. Each program hosts a variety of views to foster a well-rounded discussion with differing perspectives. They programs can be used in their entirety or excerpted to augment reports produced by affiliates.

Long-Form Programming

MBN journalists produce a wide-range of special series that take audiences outside the studio and into the streets to see and hear first-hand from the people impacted by the subject being explored. These programs regularly delve into topics such as human rights, economic challenges and Americana; as well as a weekly investigative series. This library of award-winning productions are available for placement on affiliates as stand-alone programming or as a collection for on-demand viewing by your audience.

Content for Digital Affiliates

We offer trusted daily content for develop for social media, news websites and apps as well as a robust catalog of documentaries and television programs for OTT developers.

Learn more about creating MRSS feeds, Accelerated File Delivery, our API and Automated Workflows to deliver content directly to your content management system.