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Radio Sawa

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(from the Broadcasting Board of Governors) website:

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Radio Sawa, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Arabic-language network, is unique in the Middle East. It broadcasts an upbeat mix of Western and Arabic pop music along with up-to-the-minute news, news analysis, interviews, opinion pieces, sports, and features on a wide variety of political and social issues. Radio Sawa originates its programming from Washington and is broadcast across the region, using a combination of medium wave (AM) and FM transmitters, digital audio satellite, short wave and Internet. Radio Sawa will ultimately have six streams tailored to specific parts of the region.

Further ReadingEdit

  • El-Nawawy, Mohammed (2006). US Public Diplomacy in the Arab World: The News Credibility of Radio Sawa and Television Alhurra in Five Countries. Global Media and Communication, 2(2), pp. 183-203.
  • Rhodes, Mark, Chapelier, Carole (2004). 'Balance Seekers' and New Information Sources: Media Usage Patterns in the Middle East. In: Oliver Zöllner (ed.): Beyond Borders: Research for International Broadcasting. Bonn: CIBAR, pp. 78-87.


Radio Sawa Web site

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