The Debate

The Arab World and its media (part 2)

Another 24 hour news channel in Arabic? As we extend our own coverage to 24 hours a day, we'll talk of the need for evolution, not revolution when it comes to free speech in the Arab world.

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A debate with François Picard and guests:

Fouad Al OBAID, Columnist for Kuweit Times
Samir AITA, Chief Editor for the Edition Arabe - Le Monde Diplomatique
Nahida NAKAD, Head of France 24 Arabic Service
Mohammed HAWAS, Chairman of Sahara Group UK (http://www.saharagroupuk.eu/index.html), Candidate to the next Egyptian presidential election (2011) and candidate to the former one (2005) (via satellite from London, UK)
Lina BEN MHENNI, Tunisian blogger and Lecturer at Tunis University (By Skype from Tunis, Tunisia)

Programme prepared by Yi Song and Perrine Desplats

Watch the first part

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