Radio Martí’s news magazine “Las Noticias Como Son” moved to an extended format with a fast-paced round up of news and analysis from around the world. In its 13th year, “Las Noticias Como Son” expanded to an hour with news of breaking events in Cuba and elsewhere.
Alhurra Television was the first to report that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would step down and transfer power to the Egyptian army. Yesterday at 9:34 a.m. (EST), Alhurra Television’s Cairo Bureau Chief Tarek El Shamy went on the air live and reported that official sources close to the Egyptian government were saying the Egyptian President would transfer all of his presidential powers to the Egyptian army. Although Mubarak disappointed protesters by not resigning last night, Alhurra broadcast Vice President Suleiman’s announcement regarding Mubarak’s resignation live this morning at 11:05 a.m. (EST).