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Who funds Alhurra?

Who funds Alhurra?

the U.S government
Alhurra is funded by the U.S government and is barred from broadcasting within the United States itself under the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act.

What does Hurra mean in Arabic?

Al-hurra or al hurra (Arabic: حُرَّة, lit. ‘free woman’) was an Arabic title historically often given to, or used to refer to, women who exercised power or had a position of power or high status.

What is the 24 hour American television channel that broadcasts in Arabic to the Middle East?

Alhurra (or Al Hurra), is an Arabic-language American satellite TV channel based in Springfield, Virigina, financed by the U.S. government, and “aimed at viewers in the Middle East.” As with other forms of U.S. public diplomacy, it is not allowed to broadcast inside the U.S. because of the 1948 Smith-Mundt Act..

What Al Jazeera means in English?

The name “Al Jazeera” means “peninsula.” Al Jazeera’s distinctive logo is said to resemble a drop of water. Its calligraphic design spells “Al Jazeera” in Arabic.

Who runs Al Jazeera?

The chairman of the channel is Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani. The Director General and editor-in-chief of the Arabic website is Mostefa Souag, who replaced Ahmed Sheikh as editor-in-chief. It has more than 100 editorial staff. The managing director of Al Jazeera English is Al Anstey.

Which countries have banned Al Jazeera?

Saudi Arabia banned Al-Jazeera and another Qatari website in early 2017 after Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said that he recognized Iran as an Islamic regional power and criticized Saudi Arabia and Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran.

Is Al Jazeera owned by Qatar?

Al Jazeera is an independent news organisation funded in part by the Qatari government. In 2006, Al Jazeera Satellite Network was changed to a public utility, private corporation by a public memorandum and articles of association in accordance with the provisions of Qatar Law No.

Does BBC own Al Jazeera?

Al Jazeera (Arabic: الجزيرة, romanized: al-jazīrah, IPA: [æl (d)ʒæˈziːrɐ], literally “The Peninsula”, referring to the Qatar Peninsula in context) is the state-owned Arabic-language international radio broadcaster of Qatar.