Last Saturday, a criminal court in Cairo sentenced Egypt autocrat Hosni Mubarak -along with his long-time interior minister Habib al-Adli, to life in Prison but dismissed corruption charges against Mr. Mubarak and his deeply unpopular sons, Alaa and Gamal, on technical grounds. Six top police commanders, who faced the a charge of complicity in killing unarmed protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was a lack of evidence.
Soon after the verdict was announced, protesters poured on to Tahrir Square and planned for a million strong march, which took place yesterday. Khalil spoke with Egyptian journalist Amad Shokr about the protests and the current political landscape in Egypt.
Tonight, on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, We will feature the documentary Goal Dreams, by Maya Sanbar and Jeffrey Saunders about the Palestinian national soccer team.
Trailer Goal Game :
Also, sports under occupation, a lecture by Dave Zirin will be aired.
what if Kobe Bryant were a imprisonned Palestinian soccer player? The nation, by Dave Zirin.
On this week’s program, we’ll be speaking with three Leading analysts of Egypt, Professor Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor Samer Shahate of George Town University about their contribution to the brand new book, the Journey to Tahrir : Revolution, protest and Social Change in Egypt, 1999-2011
We will be also hearing track from the CD Kelmti Horra ( My Word Is Free) by Tunisia’s rising singing star, Emel Mathlouthi ( take a look on our previous post )
This Friday, May 11 Tunisian singer/songwriter Emel Mathlouthi will be performing at the Berkeley City College Auditorium.
Tunisian 30 years old woman got a very good hit in singing during the unisian uprising. Devoted to the cause of the people, she brought a huge emotion to the activists, and gained a respect as an artist
The Voices of the Middle East and North Africa show aired on Wednesday, April 25th 2012. Produced by Malihe Razazan.
Hossam El-Hamalawy – Egyptian journalist
Caveh zahedi – movie director “The sheik and I”
Lebanese Master Marcel Khalife will perform the prophetic poems of the Arab World’s most renowned and beloved poet Mahmoud Darwish, and pays tribute to the Arab uprising on Sunday April 22nd at 7pm at the zellerbach Hall at University of California, Berkeley.
Produced by Malihe Razazan from KPFA studios.