Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Provide the Latest on the Upheaval in Tunisia

Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s intensive coverage of the Tunisian “revolution” started on Monday, Jan. 10th with comprehensive coverage of street protestors’ clashes with security forces in Tunisia. Extensive coverage continued throughout the week during newscasts and hourly updates. On Friday, Jan. 14th when Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali stepped down Alhurra pre-empted programming for live continuous coverage for more than six hours. Alhurra’s Tunisia-based correspondent filed reports; along with exclusive video sent in from Tunisian viewers filming the riots on their cell phones and personal cameras. A second correspondent—a native Tunisian—working for Alhurra in Springfield has also been deployed to Tunis.