ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 23 – 29 January
A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 23 January to Sunday, 29 January from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt New week, New Year – the Chinese Year of the Dragon, that is. But while weeks of celebrations are kicking off in China, the mood will be considerably less celebratory in Brussels, where the […]
FULLY BOOKED Insight with Ahdaf Soueif: The spirit of revolution in Egypt
Egyptian author, political and cultural commentator Ahdaf Soueif will be joining us in conversation with BBC presenter Mishal Husain, to discuss her experiences at the heart of the protest in Tahrir Square during those momentous 18 days, looking at the roots of the pro-democracy movement and addressing the question of where her country goes from here.
Khalid Abdalla: I’m convinced that revolution stage two will come
British-Egyptian actor and producer Khalid Abdalla flew from London to Egypt soon after it became clear that the protests of 25 January were gathering momentum and was there for the Friday ‘Day of anger’ on 28 January. The Kite Runner star, whose other credits include Green Zone and In the Last Days of the City, […]
Omar Robert Hamilton: ‘the biggest challenge now is keeping the momentum up’
Egyptian/British film-maker Omar Robert Hamilton, who can be seen in the above video speaking at a Democracy Now! event with his mother Ahdaf Soueif was in Washington DC on 25 January when Egyptians took to the streets but after four days he flew to Cairo to take part in, and document, the Revolution. For […]