El-Housseini abu-Deif died at a hospital in Cairo after a week-long coma from being shot in the head during clashes.
Protesters numbering in the hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Egypt after President Morsi granted himself near-absolute power last month. This week, VOMENA talks with Egyptian journalist Ahmad Shokrabout the quickly-evolving political landscape in Egypt, and who the key players are. Also, journalists and activists mourned the death of photojournalist El-Husseini abu-Deif, who died yesterday after being shot in the head during clashes last week. Adel Iskandar, adjunct professor of communications at Georgetown University and author of the forthcoming book, “Egypt in Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution,” weighs in on the current state of independent media in Egypt and Al Jazeera’s new role in the country’s politics.
This week, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa speaks with a Jerusalem-based AL-JAZEERA International Correspondent about the ongoing expansion of the Jewish colonies in the occupied East Jerusalem.
We will also speak with two University of California, Berkeley students involved in the movement to get UC to divest from U.S. companies which profit from Israeli war crimes. Economics PHD candidate Emiliano Huett-Vaugn, who co-authored a Divestment Bill, which passed last week by the Student Senate.
Ali Abunimah, co-founder and director of the publication The Electronic Intifada, talks about his new book, "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" and Rachel Rosen talks about Middle Eastern films at the International Film Festival.
The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin speaks about varying levels of aggression facing Palestinian soccer players at home and abroad, and Medea Benjamin from Code Pink discusses her rough treatment in Cairo on her way to Gaza.