On October 7, 2016, Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided special coverage of Morocco’s second parliamentary elections since the constitutional changes that followed the Arab Spring protests in 2011.
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.