Tag Archives: Al-jazeera

VOMENA 12:12:2012

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 Shokr about 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: Expansion of Occupied E. Jerusalem; Iranian Author Firoozeh Dumas

Wednesday, March 24th 2010

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.

Later in the program reporter Shuka Kalantari will speak with Iranian author Firoozeh Dumas about her book, Laughing Without an Accent. Her 2003 memoir, Funny in Farsi, was on the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and may soon become an ABC sitcom, starring comediam Maz Jobrani.

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This Week on VOMENA

November 18th, 2009

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we speak with Al-Jazeera correspondent, Hashem Ahelbarra in Yemen, about the current political crisis in that country.

Later in the program, political scientist, Sheila Carapico will talk to us about roots of the confrontation between the government and Houthis.

Also in the program, Yoav Shamir will talk to us about his new documentary film, Defamation. Below is a trailer of the film, and a link to our program.

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – November 18, 2009 at 7:00pm

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