Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – August 3, 2005

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In this week’s program, Professor Mansour Farhang of Bennington College in Vermont will talk to us about Akabr Ganji, a dissident journalist and a prisoner of conscience, who has been on a hunger strike since June 11, as well as the plight of other political prisoners in Iran. To find out about Ganji’s case and the kind of actions you can take in relation to his case, please visit http://www.iranian.com/News/2005/August/aug3.html. Later in the program, Dr. Zeina Zaatari will be in conversation with Hadi Al-Khuwajeh of the Center for Human Rights in Bahrain about the human rights condition in Bahrain. http://hrw.org/english/docs/2004/09/30/bahrai9422.htm Also, in the program, members of the Bay Area North African music band The Dunes will talk about their debut album titled kahwa ou latey. http://www.thedunesmusic.com.