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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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