Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) about the alleged Iranian attempt to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States. Rep. Boustany stated, “The assassination attempt is a very serious concern. I think countries around the world should be concerned about this type of activity…I think, ultimately to be effective with Iran, we need to put multi-lateral pressure. Just coming from the U.S. will have some impact, but it is not going to be completely effective in trying to change Iranian behavior.”
BBG Governor Michael Meehan spoke on “The Politics of Internet Freedom” as a key panelist at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference on October 26. The discussion, moderated by New York Times journalist John Markoff, brought leading analysts, actors and activists in the digital world together to decipher trends in the fight for control over the digital sphere.