Sa’at Hissab was a series of debate programmes held across five Arab countries (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, and Tunisia) in which live studio audiences questioned a panel of leaders within and across countries. BBC Media Action’s research and evaluation showed that it improved the confidence and ability of journalists, editors, producers, directors and camera operators to produce more shows of this type. It also showed that the audience members had a strong desire to participate in this type of show in the future.
BBC Media Action. Research Summary. Creating audience debate shows across the Arab world. BBC Media Action, (2013) 2 pp.