MHz CEO Named Global Communications Award Recipient
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- Frederick Thomas,
MHz Founder and Chief Executive, has been named the World Affairs
Council - Washington, DC (WAC-DC) Global Education award recipient
for 2013. Thomas will be honored at the Global Education Gala on
March 7, 2013.
Over the course of 15 years, Thomas has been steadfast in the pursuit
of globally-minded non-U.S. based programming which is easily
accessible for American audiences.
Thomas has brought more international television programming into
America than all other U.S. based broadcast television networks
Thomas said, "On behalf of our MHZ Networks' employees, sponsors and
program content partners, I am honored to accept the WAC-DC's 2013
Global Communications Award. We are privileged to bring unedited and
unfiltered English language foreign television and film programming
to 38 million American households in Washington, DC and across the
United States, through broadcast, cable, satellite and digital
Other honorees include: General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff; H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of United
Arab Emirates to the United States; Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III,
President, University of Maryland Baltimore College; John Chambers,
Chairman & CEO of CISCO Systems.
General Dempsey will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2013 Gala and
stress his and the military's commitment to education within and
outside of its ranks.
Ambassador Otaiba will receive the Distinguished Diplomatic Service
Award on behalf of his nation's diplomatic corps in the United
Dr. Hrabowski, who was recently appointed Chairman of President
Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for
African-Americans, will speak as the selected Educator of the Year.
Mr. Chambers is being honored with the Global Education Award in
recognition of his company's worldwide commitment to social
responsibility, knowledge transfer, learning and education.
The World Affairs Council - Washington, DC is 'A Leading Forum for
Global Education and International Affairs' and an institution 'Where
The Global Education Gala is a call for an accelerated Washington, DC
and national dialogue and act
ion on the urgent need for global
education and international affairs to be a more important aspect of
the middle, high school and college curriculum in the United States.
The Gala highlights the Council's regional, national, and global
outreach programs that involve students, teachers, parents, community
leaders, educators, the American public, and international community
representatives in special programs. These programs expand
understanding of global education and international affairs issues
that impact the United States and its relationships around the world.
About MHz Networks
MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster
delivering international educational programming and providing
diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.
MHz Networks broadcasts 12 distinct international television networks
in the D.C. area including: MHz Worldview DC, NHK World TV, CCTV, RT,
Al Jazeera English, CCTV Documentary, France 24, RT Espanol, Arirang
TV, ETV, VTV America, and MHz Worldview national. The channels are
also carried by the region's cable systems.
MHz Worldview, MHz Networks flagship channel, presents fresh,
relevant English-language international content including news,
documentaries, cultural programming, dramas, films and mysteries,
music and sports and features programs from around the world in more
than 20 different languages. MHz Worldview is available locally in
the Washington, DC metro area as MHz Networks 1 via digital
terrestrial broadcast, Comcast, Cox, RCN cable and Verizon FiOS. The
channel is also available locally via DirecTV and Dish Network.
MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. MHz has studio
facilities in Falls Church, VA and at Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan
Building and International Trade Center.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Chairman, Global Communications Committee
Mobile: (571) 227-2020
Direct: (202) 360-4089
President & CEO
Office: (202) 293-1051
Mobile: (703) 946-6451
8101 A Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
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