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Thousands marched on May 6 on the parliament, denouncing the army’s crackdown on the Abbassiya protesters and calling for the release of the detainees. Hassam el-Hamalawy.

Nearly three years after the fall of Mubarak, with the deep state and the military openly back in control, Egypt seems to have come full circle. How did that happen and what is the situation on the ground really like, as Egyptians go to the polls again to vote on a new proposed constitution? Vomena’s Khalil Bendib speaks with Egyptian activist, blogger and journalist, Hossam el-Hamalawy.

Selma Debbagh wanted to explore the conflict in Palestine from a different angle: the struggle between the personal and the political. She wrote a contemporary novel about what it means for individuals to constantly weigh up the competing demands of the Palestinian cause and society, on the one hand, and their own individual wishes and desires on the other. “ I wanted to present a state of war, a state of being, a state of pressure, of siege.” Malihe Razazan speaks with Selam about her background shaped who she is today and how it has influenced her writing. Selam Dabbagh is the author of Out of It.

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For the past week, the world’s attention has been focused on the protests in front on US embassies in Muslim majority countries, with special attention devoted to the protests in front of the American embassy in Cairo. But at the same time Egyptians were gearing up for a different type of protests! Tonight, you will hear from Egyptian journalist and activist Hossam El-Hamalawy, about the recent wave of labor strikes in Egypt.

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Egypts Revolutionary Spirit Endures; Iranian Political Prisoner Memoir

Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran

Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran

The revolutionary spirit endures in Egypt as thousand of protesters stay camped out at Tahrir square for the second week in a row. In response to nationwide protests and the slow pace of reform Egypt’s Prime Minister, Essam Sharaf has fired several of his top ministers.

We continue our conversation with leading Egyptian activist and journalist Hossam El Hamalawy about the prospects for the revolution to flourish and bring about real change.

And in the summer of 1988, over 5000 political prisoners in Iran were executed and dumped into shallow graves in Khavaran cemetery on the outskirts of the capital, Tehran in what was a pre-planned and systematic campaign. We will be speaking with Professor Shahla Talebi of Arizona State University and a former political prisoner about her memoir,  Professor Shahla Talebi of Arizona State University and a former political prisoner about her memoir, ‘Ghosts of Revolution: Rekindled Memories of Imprisonment in Iran.’

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Egypt Protests Continue; Update on Syrian Uprisings

Syrian Protests

Syrian Protests (photo by Crethi Plethi)

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa the revolutionary spirit continues in Egypt as thousands of protesters camped out in Tahrir Square for the sixth day in a row. We speak with leading Egyptian activist and journalist Hossam El Hamalawy about the current protests in Egypt and what the prospects are for the revolution to flourish and bring about real change. We will also talk to Bassam Haddad, co-founder of Jadaliyya online magazine and director of the Middle East Program at George Mason University for an update on the Syrian uprising that started in mid-March.

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Elections in Egypt; HIV/AIDS in the Middle East & North Africa

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This week, we’ll get an update on the last Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Egypt for our regular contributor in Cairo, activist and journalist, Hossam El Hamalawy.

Later in the program, on the occasion of World AIDS Day, we’ll bring you an in depth discussion about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa regions with professors Kaveh Khosnood of Yale University and Laith Abu Raddad of Cornell University in Qatar.

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Elections in Egypt; Gnawa North African Music

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This week, we’ll have a conversation with Egyptian journalist and blogger Hossam El Hamalawy about this month’s upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Egypt.

Later in the program, we’ll bring you the second part of a conversation with ethnomusicologist Dr Tim Abdellah Fuson on the genealogy of Gnawa music OF Northwestern Africa. Tim Abdallah Fuson regularly performs with the North African Fusion Groove band The Dunes and with fellow North African musician Yassir Chadly as well. He will be leading Gnawa Music and Movement classes every Tuesday Night in November and December at the Zambaleta school in San Francisco.

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This Week: Egyptian Activist Hossam el-Hamalawy

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, we speak with Egyptian journalist and activist Hossam el-Hamalawy about the recent labor movement in Egypt. Later we’ll talk about the Friday Night Palestinian Film Series in Berkeley. Finally we’ll here the music of Bay Area based music ensemble Aswet.

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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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