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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This week on Voices of the Middle East & North Africa, we have a conversation with Kamran Ali, an associate professor of anthropology and acting director of the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Ali talks about the political landscape in Pakistan in the midst of a flood that’s left thousands dead and over one and half million people homeless.
Later in the program, we’ll bring you the first of two part conversation with Iraqi film maker Mohamed Al-Daradji about his award winning feature film Ibne Babel, or Son of Babylon, a story about a grandmother and grandson in occupied Iraq. Al-Daradji speaks with us about the state of the film industry in Iraq. And how he’s received numerous death threats – and has even been kidnapped – because of the movies he’s produced.
This week, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa brings you an update about the protests in Iran, and on the governments continued wave of repression from Dr. Mansour Farhang, professor of politics at Benigton College. We also bring you the second part of a speech by noted writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali delivered at the Twelfth Annual Eqbal Ahmad Lecture at Hampshire College on November 17. His lecture was titled “Obama’s War in Afghanistan and Pakistan”. Finally, we have a poem by Ahmad Shamlou, ready by Iraqi poet Sinan Antoon.
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April 1st, 2009
In this week’s program, Shahram Aghamir speaks with Imran Aslam, veteran Pakistani journalist and president of Geo TV, Pakistan’
s premier television news channel, as well as Kamran Ali, Associate Professor Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Austin in Texas. Imran Aslam and Kamran Ali discuss the U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as the role of regional players such as Saudi Arabia, Iran and India in the war in Afghanistan.
Later in the program, a conversation with veteran journalist and activist Henry Norr evaluates Congress woman Barbra Lee’
s position with respect to issues such as Palestine/Israel and police brutality at home.
Sources of Interest
The Independent: Afghan leader accused of bid to ‘legalise rape’