Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices Of the Middle East and North Africa – July 18, 2012

For over one month now, Sudan has been living its own Arab Spring, which began on the campus of the University of Khartoum and spread nationwide from there. This movement has received little media attention in the West.

We talk to Maha Essanussi, a prominent activist and blogger, who was detained by security forces last month as she was trying to cover the protests for her blog and various online media.

As the civil war rages on in Syria, Jordan has become a haven for 130,000 refugees. We talk to amman-based veteran Middle East journalist and analyst Lamis Andouni.

That was Lamis Andouni speaking with Shahram Aghamir about the political situation in Jordan, as well as what has been described as a major refugee crisis resulting from the civil war in Syria.

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