The Al Magharibia channel broadcasts political, social and economic programmes from its private London base. The channel is broadcast in Arabic and aimed at the Mahgreb countries, Algeria in particular. More than 50 percent of the broadcast programmes are devoted to news specifically related to Algeria, and the channel promotes free speech and expression. The tone of Al Magharibia is firmly based on political and ideological discourse. The channel was set up in 2011 by Osama Abbasi and a number of Arab intellectuals. Al Magharibia channel with its free speech ethos was launched as a reaction to the Arab Spring uprisings from 2010. Programmes on the channel include “”Our Religion””, the “”World Today”” and “”Mahgrebian Event””. A great deal of the coverage provided by Al Magharibia is aimed at raising public awareness, opening debates and conversations on some of the burning issues affecting the Arabic-speaking world and attempting to raise public activities and demonstrations against some issues. Viewers can interact with the Al Magharibia channel by posting their own views and comments in the “”Echo of the Street”” programmes and viewers will also discover this channel provides access to some news, viewpoints and information that’s unavailable in some Arabic speaking countries.