Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – April 16, 2021

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, co-hosted by Khalil and Malihe.

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 Al Jazeera network has launched a new digital platform Rightly, which aims to target US conservative audiences.We speak with Adel Iskander, professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University about Aljazeera move into the right wing media ecosystem in the US. We also celebrate National Poetry Month by bringing you some of the poetry of … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Assault On Higher Education In Turkey & The Global Campaign To Free Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

On January 1, 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his appointment of a new rector at Isatnbul’s Boğaziçi University, one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities. The appointment trampled  a long-standing tradition of electing rectors from within the university. In the second part of their interview  Ayça Alemdaroğlu and  Elif Babül discuss the context for the … Continued


Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Assault On Higher Education in Turkey

On January 1, 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his appointment of Melih Bulu, a long-time affiliate of the ruling Justice and  Development Party (AKP), as the new rector of Isatnbul’s Boğaziçi University, one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities. The appointment trampled  a long-standing tradition of electing rectors from within the university. Three days later, … Continued


In his acclaimed new book “When we Were Arabs,” Los-Angeles-born journalist and author Massoud Hayoun recounts one north African family’s epic journey, step by step, from Tunisia all the way to California after it was senselessly uprooted from its ancestral lands and catapulted into a cold new world by two successive waves of European colonialism.