Alhurra covered live President Obama remarks to the U.N. General Assembly, as well as the remarks of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Palestinian President Abbas and King Hussein of Jordan. The network carried live the UN Security Council meeting on Syria. Additionally, Alhurra aired soundbites from other world leaders who spoke at the UNGA. The network had two reporters in New York following the meetings to keep audiences informed of what was being said during the global gathering. Alhurra also interviewed the Turkish Foreign Minister, Qatari Foreign Minister, Arab League Secretary General, U.S. Special Envoy to Libya, Libyan Foreign Minister, Italian Foreign Minister, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration and State Department Spokesmen. Alhurra’s Facebook page live streamed President Obama’s speech and had more than 87,000 views; 4,200 reactions and 1000 comments.
Alhurra’s Al Youm examined President Obama’s final speech before the UN and how it will direct U.S. foreign policy. The program also looked at the growing number of global challenges that the UN is facing today. Al Youm highlighted President Obama’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. All Directions, a weekly talk show that looks at U.S. foreign policy, hosted former State Department Spokesman PJ Crowley, AMIDEAST’s Amb. Theodore Kattouf and the Middle East Institute’s Hasan Mneimneh to discuss President Obama’s farewell address to the U.N.
Radio Sawa took excerpts of key speeches made at the UN General Assembly including President Obama. Sawa Magazine focused on how the different leaders talked about peace in the region. Another episode of Sawa Magazine examined how what the world leaders are saying about the refugee crisis. Radio Sawa’s weekly program Free Zone took an in-depth look at the General Assembly’s summit on the large movements of refugees and migrants, to strengthen governance of international migration. The show discussed the moral and political duties of the host countries and societies to ease the suffering of the refugees.