Friday, August 22, 2008

24 August 2008

Sunday between noon and 1pm on 104.4 FM (London)
Or http://www.resonancefm.com/ (worldwide)

Obituary: The legacy of Mahmoud Darwish, the poet and the activist.
Israel: The resignation of Ehud Olmert.
Pakistan: The resignation of Pervez Musharraf.
Iran: Flogging of workers' rights activists.

Friday, August 15, 2008

17 August 2008

Sunday between noon and 1pm on 104.4 FM (London)
Or http://www.resonancefm.com/ (worldwide)
A repeat: Lina Khatib to speak about Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World. Today the world's media have a pressing need to understand and interpret the modern Middle East. In her book (released by I B Tauris on 27 September 2006) Khatib examines how contemporary American cinema and the cinemas of the Arab world contribute to this global preoccupation in their representations of Middle Eastern politics. The writer, a lecturer in world cinema, also uncovers the challenges presented by Arab cinemas to Hollywood's ways of representing Middle East politics.

A repeat: Obituary: More celebrated abroad than in his own country, Yousssef Chahine tried every film genre, from historical epic to musical comedy. The Egyptian director, who died last Sunday, 27 July in Cairo, received the lifetime achievement award on the fiftieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. Jean Renoir once remarked that in the work of his Egyptian fellow film director Youssef Chahine, "reality is always enchanting."

Friday, August 08, 2008

10 August 2008

Sunday between noon and 1pm on 104.4 FM (London)
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This week show is an adaptation from Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, a programme on KPFA radio, featuring a conversation with Sohrab Behdad, co-author of "Class and Labor in Iran : Did the Revolution Matter?" and the Iraqi poet and novelist Sinan Antoon reading from his recently published book of poems, "Baghdad Blues".

Friday, August 01, 2008

03 August 2008

Sunday between noon and 1pm on 104.4 FM (London)
Or http://www.resonancefm.com/ (worldwide)

Obituary: More celebrated abroad than in his own country, Yousssef Chahine tried every film genre, from historical epic to musical comedy. The Egyptian director, who died last Sunday, 27 July in Cairo, received the lifetime achievement award on the fiftieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. Jean Renoir once remarked that in the work of his Egyptian fellow film director Youssef Chahine, "reality is always enchanting."

The recent bombing that rocketed Turkey is only another symptom of a wider crisis in the country's socio-political secene of the last 4 decades. Cihan Tugal is a Turkish analyst who teaches sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. According to Tugal, the AKP is more a market fundamentalist party than an Islamic fundamentalist one. In this interview he draws a distinction between the Kemalists and the conservatives and provides the background of the situation in Turkey.

In an article published by Challenge Magazine entitled "Why Israel Can't Attack Iran". The Israeli activist Roni Ben Efrat lists three major obstacles that impede an Israeli attack on Iran.
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European youth "ready to join mass revolt"