On July 30, the Martís captured an exclusive interview with human right activist Sonia Garro Alfonso from El Guatao prison in Havana, hearing from her directly for the first time since her March 2012 imprisonment. Garro, a member of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), was arrested along with her husband Ramón Alejandro Muñoz on the eve of the 2012 visit to Cuba of Pope Benedict XVI.
The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special programming for Human Rights Day on Dec. 10th. Alhurra interviewed Egyptian women from different backgrounds and discussed the Egyptian constitution’s impact on the rights of women. It aired a report on high profile soccer players who go to Qatar to play the sport, but are denied the ability to leave the country once their contract with the Qatari team ends. Eye on Democracy dedicated a segment of the Dec. 6th episode to explore human rights violations during 2013 in the Arab world.