Reaching the Arab World

(New York Times) The White House and Congress are considering creating a new satellite TV channel to reach the Arab states, complementing the Washington-financed Radio Sawa, which in March started broadcasting a mix of Arab and Western music intended for young people, along with an hourly dose of news from the official Washington perspective. Radio Sawa can reach approximately one-third of the homes in Saudi Arabia (and 10 percent of all households in Egypt) and is just one example of the many ways the Arab world has opened up to American sources of information.

2003-01-17 00:00:00

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