Radio Sawa Launches New Program on Democracy

Radio Sawa Launches New Program on Democracy
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Radio Sawa is introducing new programming. "The Free Zone" was launched last week. On the program's debut, Secretary of State Colin Powell urged Middle Eastern leaders to support democratic principles such as free elections and free media.

"Men and women have certain universal rights ... and we believe that democracy is the best way to allow (people) to have those rights," stated Powell.

"The Free Zone" is a weekly 30-minute program that airs on Radio Sawa, a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week Arabic-language radio station. The program aims to address topics relating to freedom, such as human rights, women's issues, press freedom, civil society and elections.