• Publication date: November 20, 2012

“Why Poverty?” to air on MBC Channels in November MBC Group participates in a Global initiative to combat poverty

In a groundbreaking cross-media initiative of its kind, MBC Group and its various platforms participate in a Global initiative to combat poverty, joining forces with the world’s top 70 broadcasters.

(Dubai - mbc.net) In a groundbreaking cross-media initiative of its kind, MBC Group and its various platforms participate in a Global initiative to combat poverty, joining forces with the world’s top 70 broadcasters.

 “WHY POVERTY?” aims at raising awareness about the state of poverty across the world, and highlighting various humanitarian associations, organizations, initiatives, and individual campaigns which are collectively aimed at fighting poverty around the world. Through 7 one-hour documentaries, the initiative also sheds light on the numerous means available to combat poverty, most notably promoting education as an effective weapon in doing so.

 It is worth noting that “WHY POVERTY” is organized by Steps International, an affiliation of broadcasters that jointly commission and produce documentary series. For this 7 hour documentary series, the  roster of international broadcasters include: ABC (Australia), BBC (UK), DR (Denmark), ERT (Greece), NHK (Japan), NRK (Norway), RAI (Italy) and PBS (US), among others.

 The programming schedule of the documentaries which will be aired on MBC Channels in November:

Airing Date
Documentary title
Airing Time – KSA
Channel
25/11/2012
Park Avenue
03:00 pm
MBC2
26/11/2012
Education Education
03:00 pm
MBC Max
27/11/2012
Give us the Money
02:30 pm
MBC Action 
29/11/2012
Solar Mamas
11:00 am
MBC4
30/11/2012
Stealing Africa
07:00 pm
MBC1
30/11/2012
Poor Us
11:00 pm
Al Arabiya
07/12/2012
Land Rush
07:00 pm
MBC1