He became famous when the BBC and other media published his Youtube video. Now the 20-year-old Syrian Mahmoud Bitar debuts with ”Talkshow bl arabi بالعربي”, a talk show in Arabic to be broadcasted on the national radio station P2.
Mahmoud Bitar in his acclaimed video "warned", in a humorous way, Syrians of going to Sweden as asylum seekers. He noted among other things that the welfare contributions in the country are not as high as many in the Arab world believe.
The 20-year-old Syrian, who has been described as a kind of Arab equivalent of Soran Ismail, now premiere as the host of the Swedish Radio program "Talkshow bl arabi بالعربي"
- Amazing that one wants a talk show in Arabic! I am so glad that I got the best job in Sweden, it will be fun to work with Swedish Radio. Now I will be learning Swedish quickly, says Mahmoud Bitar, in a press release.
Mahmoud Bitar, along with P4 reporter and presenter Miriam Imam Riaie, will guide Arab listeners to the news, society and the Swedish language.
- For me this is a dream project, an Arabic talk show is very timely, says Miriam Riaie.
"Talkshow bl arabi بالعربي" will be broadcasted on Fridays, from 16:30 on P2, starting on 1 April.
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