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INEGMA Completes Production of Four Documentaries to Al-Hurra Television

INEGMA Completes Production of Four Documentaries to Al-Hurra Television:

INEGMA productions unit has delivered in mid August the fourth documentary commissioned for this year by Al-Hurra Television. The last film was about the strategic value of the Gholan Heights and their role in the stalled Middle East peace talks. INEGMA produced three other documentaries for Al-Hurra on the following topics: Saddam Hussein's Military Legacy; The winds of change in Lebanese-Syrian relations; and the impact of the Iranian nuclear program on regional security. All three were aired by Al-Hurra television shortly after delivery. Al-Hurra Television is a commercial-free Arabic language satellite television network operated by a non-profit corporation called "Middle East Television Network, Inc," which is financed by the U.S. Congress. Al-Hurra, based in Springfield, Virginia, is devoted primarily to news and information and broadcasts worldwide

INEGMA Produces Documentary on Saddam Hussein for Al-Hurra TV:

INEGMA produced a 46-minute documentary on Saddam Hussein's military legacy. The documentary, "Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Military Establishment," was aired on Al-Hurra television on January 29, 2005. It documented the history of the Iraqi Army since its formation in 1921 until it was disbanded by the CPA in 2003. The documentary placed a special emphasis on the era of the Baath Party rule under Saddam. The documentary featured interviews with at least a dozen regional military experts and former senior officers in the Iraqi armed forces. Al-Hurra Television is a commercial-free Arabic language satellite television network operated by a non-profit corporation called "Middle East Television Network, Inc," which is financed by the U.S. Congress. Al-Hurra, based in Springfield, Virginia, is devoted primarily to news and information and broadcasts worldwide.

INEGMA's "Bitterest Exile" Documentary aired on Al-Arabiya Television:

"The Bitterst Exile" documentary, produced by INEGMA, was aired by Al-Arabiya Television in November 2004. The documentary revealed the lives of former members of the South Lebanon Army (SLA) militiamen and their families in Israel four years after they fled their homes in south Lebanon on the same day Israeli troops pulled out of there. The SLA had helped Israeli troops for over 20 years patrol a buffer zone in south Lebanon. The show exposed the harsh living conditions of the ex-SLA people as they struggle to live within a society that is yet to fully accept them and they had hoped to. INEGMA produced the documentary under a contract signed last May 27 with 03-Production, the production arm of Al-Arabiya television.

“War Zone” Series

INEGMA had signed a contract in December 2002 with 03-Production to produce 10 documentaries, each 50-minute long, for a monthly series that was called “War Zone.” The program was aired on the Al-Arabiya 24-hour News Channel television during 2003. The program was prepared by INEGMA staff led by Riad Kahwaji and presented by Sawsan Traboulsy. Al-Arabiya, a sister company to 03 Productions, is one of the leading satellite television stations in the Arab world. It broadcasts globally and is seen in most parts of Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia.

INEGMA signed media service contract with Al-Arabia and MBC television stations:

INEGMA had signed on March 12 a "media services agreement" with the editorial management of the new 24-hour Arab news satellite channel Al-Arabia and its sister station the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) television. Under the agreement, INEGMA had acted as a provider of defense news and information to the two channels. INEGMA's defense experts had appeared on the news bulletins and programs of the two channels, and a designated INEGMA's reporter had acted as the defense correspondent to Al-Arabia channel. MBC and Al-Arabia are two Dubai-based leading television channels with viewers around the world. Both channels have strong viewer ship in the Gulf region, particularly in Saudi Arabia, as well as the Middle East.

INEGMA signs media services contract with Dubai Business Channel and Dubai Satellite television:

INEGMA had signed on March 18 a "media services agreement" with the management of the Dubai Business Channel and its sister station, Dubai Satellite Channel. Under the agreement, INEGMA's CEO Riad Kahwaji had acted as the channel's defense analyst/consultant and appeared exclusively in the Arab world on the two channels. Under the same contract, INEGMA had also provided experts in the fields of defense and politics to the two channels for the duration of the Iraq War. Both channels are seen worldwide and are viewed by many people in the Gulf region, especially the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai Air Show 2001 TV Program:

INEGMA has produced a 24-minute program at the Dubai Air Show 2001 to the Middle East Broadcasting Network (MBC). The program, entitled, Status and Needs of Arab Air Forces, was aired twice on the international Arabic Satellite channel in November 2001. The Riyadh-based Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) was the sponsor for the program.