Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
As the ban on niqab (face veil) went into effect in France, I debated the issue – with Sarah Joseph on CNN International’s Connect the World – with Sam Harris and Tariq Ramadan on BBC Newsnight here . – with Hebah Ahmed on CNN’s In the Arena
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
It was a thrill to be featured on Jezebel which described me as “The Woman Who’s Explaining Egypt to the West”. Trying my best to amplify the voices and courage of Egypt’s uprising.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
I was on PBS Newshour on Monday along with Shibley Telhami to talk about the Tunisian revolution. On Tuesday, I discussed Tunisia To the Point with Warren Olney, which is broadcast on NPR stations, along with David Kirkpatrick, Rami Khouri and Juan Cole. [tweetmeme only_single="false"]
Sunday, October 24th, 2010
I was honoured to receive the Anna Lindh Journalism Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution at a ceremony in Monaco on Oct. 14. It was especially thrilling to receive the foundation’s special award along with veteran French journalist and editor Jean Daniel who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. It was the first time the foundation gave [...]
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
American-Muslim journalist Souheila Al Jadda and I discussed France’s ban on niqab on USA Today video.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
I was on Russia Today’s “Crosstalk” to discuss bans on face veils with Myriam Francois-Cerrah, of the Oxford Islamic Society, and Sihem Habchi, president of Ni Putes Ni Soumises. Another Muslim woman (who works with the French businessman who has offered to set up a fund to pay fines incurred by women who wear niqab) [...]
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
I was on Boston’s NPR affiliate WBUR to discuss face veils with Heba Ahmed, an Egyptian-American woman who wears the niqab. We’re on at 5 – 20 mins.
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy Saturday, July 17, 2010; A13 The French parliament’s vote this week to ban full-length veils in public was the right move by the wrong group. Some have tried to present the ban as a matter of Islam vs. the West. It is not. First, Islam is not monolithic. It, like other major [...]
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
I was on Tuesday’s edition of the Dave Ross Show talking about France and the ban on face veils and on BBC Radio 4′s Moral Maze to discuss the same issue with the panel.
Monday, July 12th, 2010
Broadsheet, the women’s issues blog on Salon, interviewed me about why I support a ban on the face veil.
Sunday, March 21st, 2010
Egyptian-born columnist and lecturer Mona Eltahawy argues in favour of the proposed French ban on the burka in public; actor and playwright Stephanie Street takes the opposite view The Observer, Sunday 21 March 2010 YES: Mona Eltahawy Egyptian-born columnist and lecturer on Arab and Muslim issues As a Muslim woman and as a feminist I [...]
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
In an online poll, Barbie fans voted what her new career should be. They chose: News Anchor – a wonderful coincidence because as you’ll see from my latest Time.com video essay, that’s exactly the kind of job I’ve had in mind for Barbie ever since an Italian designer added a burka to her wardrobe.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
Australian broadcaster Rachael Kohn interviewed me for her show “The Spirit of Things” on Islam, feminism and many other issues that I really enjoyed discussing with her.
Monday, December 7th, 2009
In September, Danish journalist Martin Krasnik interviewed me for the Aarhus Arts Festival. Our conversation was broadcast on Danish Television recently.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
By Mona Eltahawy International Herald Tribune NEW YORK — I am a Muslim, I am a feminist and I detest the full-body veil, known as a niqab or burqa. It erases women from society and has nothing to do with Islam but everything to do with the hatred for women at the heart of the [...]
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
10 billion euros. That’s the amount of business deals finalised in Paris today between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, on his first visit to France in 34 years. Sarkozy apparently decided to play deaf to the complaints of his own top rights official who spoke out against the visit of Gaddafi, [...]