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Al-Baghdadia TV
Type Satellite Television
Branding Nationalistic
Country Cairo, Egypt and Baghdad, Iraq
Availability Middle East, Europe, North America and Australia
Broadcast area
Middle East
Owner Awn Hussain Al Khashlok
Launch date
12 September 2005
Official website

Al-Baghdadia TV is an independent Iraqi-owned[1] Arabic-language satellite channel based in Cairo, Egypt. It is considered a Nationalistic channel of funding directly and only from the CEO.[2] During the Iraqi insurgency, several prominent journalists with the station were murdered.[3] More recently, Global TV Stations depend on Al Baghdadia for news coming from Iraq. It has a live morning show called 'Al Baghdadia Wa El Nas' which is a free show that allows Iraqis to give their opinion and to send a message to the government, this supports Iraqi democracy. The CEO of Al Baghdadia believes that democracy should be created by true Iraqis, not by force. The TV station is dubbed the name 'Umm al-Fuqarā' (The Mother of the Poor People). In 2012, Al-Baghdadia Media Group launches its second channel, B2, broadcasting mainly series, drama, movies and entertainment. since then Al Baghdadia 2 is first entertainment channel in Iraq, B2 freq on Nilesat (Frequency: 11747, S/R: 27500, Pol: Horizontal, Fec: 4/3) .


Management and programming[edit]

Al-Baghdadia is a general entertainment channel that broadcasts in Arabic via a Hot Bird 8 at 13E satellite (Frequency: 11747, S/R:27500, Pol:Vertical, Fec: 3/4),[4] Nilesat (Frequency: 11747, S/R: 27500, Pol: Horizontal, Fec: 4/3), the CEO and Managing Director of the station is Dr. Awn Hussain Al Khashlok (a Civil Engineer), Abdel-Hameed al-Sayeh is the station's manager, in Cairo.[5] The Newseum said, "The station is often critical of the U.S. presence in Iraq."[6] Dr. Hussein Shaaban, the previous director general of Al Baghdadia, has described the U.S. occupation as “humiliating to Iraq”.[7]

Journalists murdered[edit]

In a round of killings targeting journalists during the Iraqi insurgency that shocked the country, Al-Baghdadia suffered through several casualties of some of its most well-known contributors.[3] On 16 January 2006, cameraman Luaay Salam Radeef was murdered.[8] In April 2006, So'oud Muzahim al-Shoumari, an Al-Baghdadia correspondent, was found dead in Baghdad's southern district of Doura, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).[9] On 5 May 2006, human rights correspondent So’oud Mukahim Al-Shoumari, who was also known by the last name Al-Hadithi, was abducted, tortured and shot dead in Baghdad.[10]

A line producer for the channel, Jawad Al-Daami, was murdered in Baghdad on 24 September 2007.[11] Al-Daami, a very well known poet,[9] worked on cultural and social programs for Al-Baghdadia until he was found shot in the head in Al-Qadissiya, a neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad.[9]


External links[edit]

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20 news items

Reporters without borders (press release)
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 09:56:39 -0700

Al-Baghdadia, an Iraqi satellite TV station that has its headquarters in Cairo, has announced that it is ending all activities in Iraq as a result of a decision by the Iraqi government's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) on 1 November to ...


Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:17:46 -0700

Iraq's parliament delayed a session to debate the imposition of a state of emergency as it lacked the number of members needed to vote on the decision, Iraqi state-sponsored Al-Baghdadia TV reported. Al-Maliki had asked parliament for emergency powers ...
American Spectator
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:03:45 -0800

Yet around the same time, on December 13, al-Baghdadia TV broadcast a fatwa by Ayatollah al-Baghdadi (who currently resides in Syria), declaring Iraq's Christians to be “polytheists” and “friends of Zionists” who should either convert to Islam or die.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:03:45 -0700

These questions increased on July 11, as Al-Baghdadia TV broadcasted a two-hour live interview with Battat on the Sahour Siyasi program. During this interview, he said, “I announce the formation of the Mukhtar Army, so that Shiites can avenge [attacks ...

Voice of America

Voice of America
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:00:24 -0800

Sabah Karhout, who heads the Anbar Provincial Council, told al Baghdadia TV that there was “no fighting at the moment in Fallujah and that the situation is now completely calm.” "More police are being trained to take control of security,” he said. The ...
Voice of America
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:14:18 -0700

Live from a studio at al-Baghdadia TV, Murtada Mohamed Ali is reporting on how journalists are being prevented from covering a Baghdad cultural festival. Al-Baghdadia focuses a great deal on political events, such as upcoming local elections and ...
Tue, 15 Sep 2009 02:05:40 -0700

Al-Baghdadia TV said Muntadhar al-Zaidi had arrived in Damascus. Al-Zaidi's brother, Dhirgham al-Zaidi, told CNN that the 30-year-old journalist was to travel in a private plane to Greece for medical treatment. Shortly after he left prison, the 30-year ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2008 02:23:47 -0800

TV networks across the world continue to air the shoe-throwing scene, which has touched a nerve in the Arab world, where there has been an outpouring of support for al-Zaidi -- a correspondent for the Egyptian-based Al-Baghdadia TV. The network, which ...

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