Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Mideast and North Africa – April 20, 2011

In this week’s program, we discuss the wave of protests that has been shaking Syria since the middle of March. Shahram Aghamir speaks with Professor Bassam Haddad. Bassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George-Mason University and teaches in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. He also serves on the Editorial Committee of Middle East Report http://merip.org/ and is Co-Founder of Jadaliyya Ezine. http://www.jadaliyya.com   

Later in the program, Malihe Razazan will have a conversation with Ali Samadi Ahadi about his powerful documentary, The Green Wave, which narrates Iran’s 2009 post presidential election protests and the regime’s brutal crackdown.

The Green Wave will be screened in the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival that is being held April 21- May 5. http://fest11.sffs.org/films/film_details.php?id=38

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