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Syria’s Prospects; Egyptian Film, ‘Microphone’

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This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa we look at the political situation in Syria as it intensifies as the revolt against Assad’s government spreads to different parts of the country. We speak with Syrian-born political scientist, Professor Bassam Haddad who has just returned from a trip to the region, about the current developments in Syria  and what they might mean for the country’s future. Later on in the program, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa contributor Professor Samera Esmeir will be speaking with Egyptian actor and producer Khaled Abol Naga about the award winning feature film Microphone which explores the underground music scene in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Tunisian female labor activists Aida Zerai and Nahed Ben Dakhla as well as Egyptian unionists Madga Mohamed Ibrahim and Marwa Khalil Farghali Khalil will be speaking about the labor movement in their respective countries including the role of labor movement in democracy; the role of democracy within the labor movement itself; the hazards of labor organizing under authoritarian regimes and the role and struggle of women in the labor movement. This event will take place Thursday August 18th at 7:00pm at 522 Valencia St. in San Francisco.

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