Next week, the world will witness an historic event: Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge nearly 90 years ago.
Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, the flagship stations of BBG’s Middle East Broadcasting Networks, provided extensive coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on religious freedom last week at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Coverage included reaction from local community members following his speech. An Alhurra report compared President Obama’s speech to the remarks made by former President George W. Bush following the Sept. 11th attacks when he also spoke at a mosque.