Alhurra and Radio Sawa mark fifth anniversary of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution

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.

BBG networks bring State of the Union to audiences around the world

The networks of the BBG worked together to provide timely and comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening.  The television, radio and digital coverage, which also included the Republican response by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, was distributed in countries such as Russia, Iran, China, Cuba and those in the Middle East.