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.
On today's show, we'll discuss the the impact of the politics of the AKP party on workers' rights and safety in coal mines and other hazardous industries in Turkey and a new campaign to bring radical change in the way ancient Persian civilization is being taught in California K-12 public education. […]