A young woman in a hijab in front of a blue background

As the world commemorated International Women’s Day, MBN marked the event by providing special coverage and programming dedicated to the empowerment of women and increasing gender parity, while highlighting women’s aspirations and the social and political challenges they face in the Middle East and North Africa.

Alhurra Interviews Libya’s Prime Minister

Screen grab of Eye on Democracy interview with Libyan Prime Minister

Alhurra’s Mohamed Al-Yahyai, host of Eye on Democracy, interviewed Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zaidan, who was a Geneva-based human-rights lawyer before the revolution, to discuss major issues facing the new interim government.  During the hour-long interview, Prime Minister Zaidan talked about the achievements of the Libyan revolution characterizing them as truly significant.  He noted “injustice and the state of tyranny and totalitarianism are over and the public will is realized.”  He went on to say that calls for protest against the government’s policies are limited.  He said that 90 percent of Libyans support the government.