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Democracy Now! Special Two-Hour Show On Saturday

February 04, 2011
Events

On Saturday, Feb. 5, Democracy Now! aired a two-hour "Uprising in Egypt." Watch/listen/download the show here

Highlights included:

  • Live Reports from Cairo with Democracy Now! senior producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Democracy Now! correspondent Anjali Kamat.
  • Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif on how how life in Tahrir Square "is truly democracy in action."
  • Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi on the the impact of the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings on the Middle East.
  • Mohamed Abdel Dayem of the Committee to Protect Journalists on the continued attacks on journalists by supporters of the Mubarak regime.
  • Khaled Fahmy, professor at the American University in Cairo, on reports that Hosni Mubarak has resigned as head of the ruling NDP party.
  • University of California-Santa Barbara professor Paul Amar on the military’s role in a post-Mubarak Egypt.
  • Stanford Professor Joel Beinin on the Egyptian labor movement and the historical roots of the Jan. 25 uprising.
  • Egyptian-American activist Mostafa Omar on the role of the Egyptian youth in the protests.
  • And we play the "video that started the revolution"–Asmaa Mahfouz’s Jan. 18th message calling for protests in Tahrir Square on Jan. 25.

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