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Libya’s first democratic elections

Tonight, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa speaks to Professor Ali Ahmida, who teaches political science at the University of New England, about Lybia’s first truly democratic election in almost 60 years, which happened this weekend, and whose results are still being counted.

This is followed by a conversation with popular Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi. She came to prominence in Tunisia during the revolution and was here a few weeks ago.

Revisiting Libya; Part 2 Conversation with Khaled Abol Naga

 

A rebel stands guard as another places a Kingdom of Libya flag at a state security building during a protest against Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi

A rebel stands guard as another places a Kingdom of Libya flag at a state security building during a protest against Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi

This week on Voices of The Middle East and North Africa, we revisit the situation in Libya. We speak with Libyan Professor Ali Ahmida from the University of New England and professor Gilbert Achcar who teaches at the School of Oriental and African Studies. We will also speak to the Guardian’s Africa correspondent, David Smith, about the challenges of reporting from the Libyan capital. Also tonight, the second half of a conversation we had with Egyptian actor and movie director Khaled Abol Naga about his award-wwinning feature film, “Microphone.”

 

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Libya & Iran Updates; Cheb i Sabbah Fundraiser

Libya Uprsings

Libya Uprsing (photo by Shabaka Bark)

This week on Voices of The Middle East and North Africa, we speak with Libyan Professor Ahmida from the University of New England to update us on the current situation in Libya. We will also speak with KPFA’s music programmer Kutay Kugay about the July 8th fundraiser for Bay Area based musical pioneer Cheb i Sabbah who has been diagnosed with cancer. We also discuss the state of political prisoners in Iran and talk with Executive Director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Hadi Ghaemi.

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