BBC Arabic turns 75

Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

In 1938, the BBC began broadcasting in Arabic. Originally consisting of a single news bulletin, over the last 75 years it has grown into a 24-hour multimedia service which includes BBC Radio Arabic, BBC Arabic online and BBC Arabic television.

In this interview, Adel Soliman shares some of his experiences as BBC Arabic editor and recalls the enthusiastic responses from listeners to the service.

Adel Soliman from BBC Arabic talks about the network's relationship with its audience, memories of Bush House and what its like to be at New Broadcasting House.

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