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Khalil Bendib, our wonderful co-host, at La Pena

Khalil Bendib, co-host of Voices of the Middle East And North Africa, will be launching his new Prez-in-the-Fez bid for the White House, just in time to beat Obama and Romney after giving them enough of a head start. Besides his stomp speech, Mr. Bendib will also be presenting his newest book of editorial cartoons, “Too Big To Fail.”

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New : Our Archives on Youtube !

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa has received a tremendous amount of listeners messages requesting for the past show. We are proud to announce that we put a part of our work on Youtube. And we will continue to feed the website with the latest programs.

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Egyptians in the street

 Mass protest in Egypt

Last Saturday, a criminal court in Cairo sentenced Egypt autocrat Hosni Mubarak -along with his long-time interior minister Habib al-Adli, to life in Prison but dismissed corruption charges against Mr. Mubarak and his deeply unpopular sons, Alaa and Gamal, on technical grounds. Six top police commanders, who faced the a charge of complicity in killing unarmed protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was a lack of evidence.

Soon after the verdict was announced, protesters poured on to Tahrir Square and planned for a million strong march, which took place yesterday. Khalil spoke with Egyptian journalist Amad Shokr about the protests and the current political landscape in Egypt.

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Last week’s Radio show

The Voices of the Middle East and North Africa show aired on Wednesday, April 25th 2012. Produced by Malihe Razazan.

Guests
Hossam El-Hamalawy – Egyptian journalist
Caveh zahedi – movie director “The sheik and I”

Mohsen Namjoo in concert at UC berkeley this saturday

Iranian musician singer and song writer Mohsen Namjoo and Ensemble will be performing at the Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley (location details here) on Saturday April 28th at 7:30pm.

 

 

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Fared Shafinury in concert tonight and friday

Iranian American award winning musician Fared Shafinury will be on stage tonight at 8pm at Yoshi’s in Oakland and on Friday at 8pm at Red Poppy Arthouse.

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Interview with Hamid Naficy

Hamid Naficy, a leading authority on Iranian cinema is Professor of Radio-Television-Film at Northwestern University. He is the author of An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking, The Making of Exile Cultures: Iranian Television in Los Angeles, and (in Persian) Film-e Mostanad, a two-volume history of nonfiction cinema around the world. Naficy helped to launch ongoing annual Iranian film festivals in Los Angeles and Houston.

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This Week: Anti-Worker Laws in Iran

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa we speak with Sohrab Behdad professor of economics at Denison University about the state of labor in Iran and current anti-worker laws in that country. Later in the program Cindy Correy and muralist Susan Green will talk to us about Olympia Rafah Solidarity Project.

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This Week: A Modern History of Jerusalem; Searching for Iraq’s Artistic Life

Wednesday March 31, 2010

This week on Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Khalil Bendib speaks with Director of the Institute of Jerusalem Studies  and Birzeit University Professor of sociology Salim Tamari about an essay published in the Jerusalem quarterly titled “Jerusalem’s Ottoman modernity,” in which he depicts a very different Jerusalem around the turn of the 20th century than the one we are familiar with today.

Later in the program, Malihe Razazan speaks with Hadani Ditmars, a co-editor of  New Internationalist, who went to Iraq in February of this year to explore whatever is left of the art in post-invasion Iraq.

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Weekly Cartoon: Unbreakable Bond

For more of Khalil Bendib’s cartoons, visit The Pen is Funnier than the Sword.

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