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January 25, 2012 19 Comments

Egyptian Human Rights Activist Asks What’s Next For Her Country

As Egypt marks the year anniversary of the revolution that brought down Hosni Mubarak, we speak with Dalia Ziada, an Egyptian human rights activist who has been working to spread Martin Luther King’s ideas of non-violence in the country.

May 23, 2011 Comment

Egypt’s Wael Ghonim: ‘Through Technology You Can Actually Help Change The World’

We sat down with Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who launched a Facebook page that became the online heart of the Egyptian revolution. Should the U.S. support the opposition in Libya?

March 1, 2011 2 Comments

H&N Blog: Libyan Unrest Fuels Refugee Crisis

A UN official expressed concern that racism may be a factor in what the organization warns is a looming crisis along the Libya-Tunisia border, as tens of thousands flee unrest in Libya.

February 18, 2011 5 Comments

As Protests Spread In Middle East, History Comes Alive For US Students

As protests continue in the mideast, here in the U.S., students are getting a rare chance to watch history in the making. We touch down in one school, Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, Mass.

February 14, 2011 Comment

As Unrest Spreads Through Mideast, Human Rights Activists Search For Egypt’s Missing

Protests have broken out in Yemen, Bahrain, Algeria and Iran in the wake of Pres. Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Egypt. Meanwhile, human rights activists in Egypt are trying to get more information about the dozens of people, who were possibly detained and are still missing after taking part in Egypt’s protests.

February 14, 2011 6 Comments

Tracing Roots Of Egypt’s Protests To An American Advocate For Non-Violence

As the New York Times reports, leaders in Egypt’s youth movement drew on the ideas of American political thinker Gene Sharp. His book “From Dictatorship to Democracy” has been translated into more than 30 languages.

February 11, 2011 Comment

Protesters Greet Mubarak’s Resignation With Jubilation, Tears

Nobel Peace Laureate Mohammed El Baradei, an opposition figure, greeting Mubarak’s resignation by saying “this is the greatest day of my life.” We look at what the changes mean for Egyptians with Farouk El-Baz, a scientist from Boston University who is also an Egyptian.

February 11, 2011 Comment

Al Jazeera English Seeks To Expand Audience In U.S.

Al Jazeera has been lauded by many for its expansive coverage of the protests in Egypt, but it’s also been accused of fanning the flames and urging on the protests. We take a look at how the English language version of Al Jazeera has been covering the events, and the network’s campaign to get on in more cities in the U.S.

February 11, 2011 4 Comments

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down, Military To Take Over

Egypt’s VP Omar Suleiman announced today that President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down and the military will take control of Egypt. Celebratory cheers rang out throughout Tahrir Square, and Google Executive, and opposition activist Wael Ghonim said, “welcome back Egypt. They told us you died, but… we found you.”

February 8, 2011 Comment

Anti-government Protesters In Egypt Settle In For Long Haul

As anti-government protests in Egypt enter a third week, President Hosni Mubarak is trying to come up with concessions that would end the demonstrations. But protesters say they won’t stop until Mubarak leaves.

February 7, 2011 4 Comments

In Washington, Egypt Splits Old Alliances

Democrats such as Senator John Kerry are pushing President Obama to call for an outright end to Hosni Mubarak’s regime. While some pro-democracy neoconservatives such as Bill Kristol are moving away from Israel’s stance of wanting to keep Mubarak in power.

February 7, 2011 2 Comments

A Seat At The Table In Cairo

We speak to Mahmoud Kassam, North Africa Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News, about the opposition in Egypt. Several of the younger Egyptians behind the past two weeks of protests were not present at a weekend meeting with the Mubarak government.

February 7, 2011 Comment

American Describes Her Detention in Egypt

Rosa Navarro is an American studying in Egypt and she was detained over the weekend while she was out buying a phone card.

February 7, 2011 19 Comments

The Far Right Uses Egypt Protests To Stoke Fear

Glenn Beck has been talking about an Islamic caliphate, that he says could be established if radical Muslims seize power in places like Tunisia and Egypt. M J Rosenberg is senior foreign policy fellow at Media Matters Action Network. The group monitors what it calls ‘conservative misinformation’ in the US media.

February 4, 2011 Comment

Author Describes ‘Dark Side’ Of The Internet

Are Facebook and Twitter breathing life into protest movements in the Middle East? Or, as author Evgeny Morozov argues, does the Internet give oppressive governments a way to crack down on the masses?

February 4, 2011 5 Comments

Protesters Push On During 'Day Of Departure' In Egypt

In what anti-government protesters have dubbed the “day of departure,” the largest crowds since demonstrations began 11 days ago descended on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. But will it be enough to force President Hosni Mubarak from office today?

February 4, 2011 Comment

A Closer Look At U.S. Military Colleges That Train Egypt’s Troops

The Egyptian military sends its best and brightest young officers to the U.S. for training at American military schools such as West Point, the Army War College and National Defense University. We take a look at what lessons these officers bring back to Egypt.

February 3, 2011 Comment

In Egypt, Crackdown Continues, Signs Emerge Of A Struggle Within The Government

Will tonight be another night of violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square? At least eight people were killed in pitched battles last night. We touch down in the square, and take a look at a possible rift inside the government.

February 3, 2011 21 Comments

Commentator Describes ‘Unraveling Of Post-Colonial Order’ In Arab World

We speak with writer and commentator Rami Khouri, who says we’re seeing “the unraveling of the post-colonial order that the British and French created in the Arab world in the 1920s and 30s.”

February 2, 2011 Comment

Watching Egypt's Transition

As clashes between Mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters push Egypt further into chaos, who are some of the political, military and business leaders waiting in the wings?

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October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 12 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 9 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."