BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Alhurra and Radio Sawa staff during a visit to the headquarters in Northern Virginia. Governor Ashe discussed the challenges facing the broadcasters, as well as the changes in the region since the Arab Spring.
Ashe, pictured with Alhurra staff, spent all day with the journalists and support staff and addressed the new opportunities for outreach in the region.
He went on to say, “Alhurra and Radio Sawa have a vital mission of bringing news and information to their audience. I appreciated getting to meet the dedicated staff and talking to them about their work.”
Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa broadcast in Arabic to audiences across the Middle East. According to international research firms, such as ACNielsen, Alhurra and Radio Sawa have an unduplicated audience of 35 million people.