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This Week: Gaza’s Underground Wall; Blocking Iran’s Internet Filtering from S.F.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we’ll be speaking with Hossam El Hamalawy,  an Egyptian journalist and activist, about the nearly completed underground wall between Gaza and Egypt.

Later in the program, Shuka Kalantari speaks with Bay Area based technologist Austin Heap about he created Haystack, a software program designed to provide unfiltered internet access to the people of Iran that specifically targets the Iranian government’s internet filtering systems. Austin Heap is Executive Director of the Censorship Research Center, a non-profit San Francisco that developed a computer program called Haystack that allows uncensored access to the Iran’s heavily filtered internet. The program developed after protests agianst the presidential elections in Iran on June 12, 2009.

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – February 10, 2010 at 7:00pm

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