Alhurra and (some of) the People.

Posted: 03 Feb 2010

"Alhurra, a 24-hour Arabic-language news and information satellite channel, crisscrossed the Middle East and the U.S. to talk to people from all walks of life about political and social issues that impact their lives. The daily two-minute segments entitled Alhurra and the People will launch on Sunday, January 31st. Each day a new question will be posed to people across the U.S., the Middle East and North Africa illustrating the commonalities among values and beliefs, regardless of their geographic location or nationality. Alhurra and the People will focus on fostering better understanding and tolerance among people of different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds." Middle East Broadcasting Networks Inc. press release, 29 January 2010. Given that Alhurra does not broadcast to the United States, how much "fostering" can actually happen?

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