Last week, Dr. Akram Khater, Professor of Middle East Studies at NC State University and the Center’s Director, spoke with Raina Abou Hassan of Radio SAWA based in Virginia. The five-minute interview conducted in Arabic can be found in our digital archive.
Launched in 2002, Radio SAWA is an Arabic-language radio network that broadcasts news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with more than 370 newscasts per week. Radio SAWA is operated by the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN). MBN is financed through a grant from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency funded by the U.S. Congress. The BBG oversees MBN and acts as a firewall to protect the professional independence and integrity of the broadcasters.