Alhurra’s daily talk show Free Hour sat with the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Carthage Palace for an exclusive interview in which he spoke about the political and democratic transition in Tunisia, among other relevant issues.

As Tunisia marks the five-year anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution that toppled longtime dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa commemorated the event.  Programs on both networks examined vital issues of importance to Arabic-speaking audiences of the Middle East and North Africa whose lives were affected by the Jasmine Revolution and uprisings that spread from one Arab society to another, which came to be known as the Arab Spring.

Alhurra interviews Iraq’s parliament speaker

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri spoke to Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri called on Iraqis to be patient and to give the government and political forces enough time to implement a series of reforms. He affirmed that the Iraqi decision makers are serious about reform.

Prime Minister discusses Libyan Affairs on Alhurra

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan appeared on Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview yesterday with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan stated that he hopes Libya regains its status within the international community in two years. He expressed his reservations about the proposed “political isolation law,” warning that it might exclude the majority of the Libyan people.