Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – “Practicing Return and Voting or Not Voting in Egypt”

Khalil Bendib interviews Cairo-based activist and journalist, Hossam El-Hamalawy about the recent Egyptian electionsDespite massive pro-military media propaganda in Egypt, and threats of large fines against those who did not vote, the election commission had to extend the voting for a third day in an attempt to draw more people to polling booths. As predicted, ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared himself the president of Egypt with96% of the votes

 

Host Malihe Razazan speaks with Samera Esmeir, associate professor at the department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley about her recent article, “A Guide for the Perplexed: On the Return of the Refugees” published on the Middle East Research and Information Project. In this text, professor Esmeir focused on the the the return of some of the Palestinian refugees to their village Kafr Bir’im, located in northern Palestine in the Galilee, whose residents were expelled in 1948.

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