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Abir Awad

Country Director for BBC Media Action, Iraq, Abir has recently managed a project called Socially Responsible Media Platforms for the Arab World, in which BBC Media Action supported the production of TV and web drama. The project’s previous TV drama, Dawaran Shoubra, was broadcast in 2011 and attracted tens of millions of viewers.

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  1. Lifeline radio for displaced Iraqis

    Lifeline radio for displaced Iraqis

    Radio is proving a lifeline for people displaced by conflict in northern Iraq and cut off from contact with the outside world.

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  2. A Girl Called Zaat: a TV drama for a turbulent Egypt

    BBC Media Action's Abir Awad on how TV series A Girl Called Zaat is portraying Egypt’s modern history – even while that history is being made.

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