Voice of the Arabs صوت العرب‎ (Sawt al-Arab)

Rachel's Blog of the History of Resistance in the Middle East

In this blog I aim to look at how the Egyptian radio station spread the message of Arab Unity and increased popularity of Arab nationalism in Libya. As previously discussed in my third blog, popular radio station Voices of the Arabs also known as Sawt al-Arab, based in Egypt’s capital Cairo gained great popularity and mass audience across the MENA (Middle East and North African region.) The cause for the popularity across the region during the 1950s and 1960s was because of the appealing message of Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser.

President Nasser rousing speeches featured prominently on the Voices of the Arabs radio service. Nasser’s dominant message had an emphasis on revolutions and resistance against the exploitive Colonial influences within the region which the mass listeners knew all to well and thus shared similarly sentiments. Nasser also emphasised the message of Arab Unity and Arab Nationalism, it is evident…

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