• Publication date: December 19, 2011

"Kalam Nawaem" hosts Hillary Clinton, in an exclusive milestone appearance on an Arab Satellite

January 10th, 2011- Dubai- During a special visit to the UAE, U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, joined today MBC1's top-rated flagship women’s program "Kalam Nawaem" to address Arab women

January 10th, 2011- Dubai- During a special visit to the UAE, U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, joined today MBC1's top-rated flagship women’s program "Kalam Nawaem" to address Arab women at large, engage with Arab audiences and discuss the world's pressing issues. The three presenters of the show, Fawziyah Salamah, Rania Barghout and Heba Jamal, hosted Secretary Clinton in an hour-long milestone appearance on an Arab TV network, right from Abu Dhabi’s "Zayed University" campus.

The main segments of this special "Kalam Nawaem" episode focused on women in politics, the world before and after 9/11, US foreign policy, the Middle East peace process, Iran, cross-cultural dialogue, as well as some "up close & personal" of the U.S. Secretary's private life.

It is worth noting that “Kalam Nawaem” is one of MBC1’s top-rated and pillar shows, with the four Anchorwomen who represent different generations and psychographics of the Arab world; the show often tackles burning issues and hot topics from real-life stories that impact women as well as their families.

The special episode of "Kalam Nawaem" with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will air on MBC1 this Sunday, January 16th at 8:00 p.m GMT, 11 :00 p.m KSA, 12:00 a.m UAE time.

“Kalam Nawaem” is one of MBC1’s pillar shows with 4 renowned Anchorwomen - Fawziyah Salamah, Rania Barghout, Farah Bseiso and Heba Jamal - representing different generations and psychographics discussing hot issues and topics from real-life stories that impact fellow women as well as their families. “Kalam Nawaem” is one of the Best and Top-Rated weekly talk shows giving millions of viewers the most of what TV and Edutainment have to offer.

MBC1 was launched in 1991 as the First private Free-To-Air Arab Satellite General Family Entertainment Channel. MBC1 soon became trusted and respected in the eyes of Arabs all over the world, bringing fresh and contemporary Edutainment into Arab homes. Today, hosting the top News service in the region and with a strong commitment to local content and flagship programming - from soap operas to hit reality TV shows, MBC1 continues to be the Number One General Family Entertainment Channel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East North Africa region. The channel belongs to MBC Group’s portfolio of 10 leading TV stations launched in a lap of 20 years [www.mbc.net www.alarabiya.net] headquartered in Dubai Media City-UAE since 2002.

MBC Group is the first private free-to-air satellite broadcasting company in the Arab World which was launched in London in 1991 and later moved to its headquarters in Dubai in 2002. Over the past 20 years, MBC Group has grown to become a well-established media group that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. Based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, MBC Group includes 10 television channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment), MBC2 and MBC MAX (24-hour movies), MBC3 (children’s entertainment), MBC4 (entertainment for new Arab women), MBC Action (action series and movies), MBC Persia (24-hour movie channel dubbed in Farsi) , Al Arabiya (the 24-hour Arabic language news channel); Wanasah (24-hour Arabic music channel) and MBC DRAMA coinciding with the Group’s 20th anniversary, and offers 24/7 Arabic Drama; the Group also includes two radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music), and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music); as well as O3 productions, a specialized documentary production unit. It has also several online platforms: www.mbc.net, www.alarabiya.net, www.alaswaq.net, and www.shahid.net, the first free VOD portal in the Arab world.