Saudi Opposition Gets Radio Voice

(BBC) Magdi Abdelhadi - A new radio station - Sawt Al-Islah (Voice of Reform), a 24-hour satellite service that can be heard in the Middle East as well as Europe, is run by a Saudi opposition group, the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia. The group said Saudi citizens can now for the first time criticize the Saudi regime publicly with total impunity because of modern technology. By using an Internet phone service - known as Paltalk - listeners can take part in the program and say what they like without risking arrest or harassment. The station operates out of a European country that the Saudis could not put the pressure on, said a spokesman.

2002-12-11 00:00:00

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