Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
I was on “In the Arena” with Elliot Spitzer to talk about why Pres. Obama didn’t release pictures of a dead Osama Bin Laden. On CBC Connect I discussed reasons behind the frat-boy scenes of celebrations we’ve seen at Ground Zero.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
I was on CNN American Morning on Wednesday and Democracy Now! on Thursday morning to discuss the gang-rape of Eman Al Obeidi by Gaddafi troops. Other uses of sexual violence to silence and intimidate women came up, such as the Egyptian army’s forced virginity testing of female activists detained from Tahrir Square in March. Also [...]
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
I was part of ABC’s This Week’s Roundtable discussing Libya, international intervention and what next. Jake Tapper subbed for Christiane Amanpour and the other panelists were George Will, Joe Sestak and Jeffrey Goldberg. Here’s Part One and Part Two.
Monday, February 28th, 2011
I spoke on a plenary at J-Street’s Second Annual Conference on the implications of revolutions and uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. I stressed that the rally for freedom and dignity sweeping the region would not stop at the borders of Palestine and I challenged J-Street and Israel to join a revolution for [...]
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
By Mona Eltahawy Huffington Post, Feb. 23, 2011 NEW YORK – If Tunisia kicked down the door of the Arab imagination by showing it was possible to topple a dictator, Egypt drew a blueprint of non-violence for the house of revolution that detailed how to demolish a stubbornly entrenched dictator and now in Libya a [...]
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
I was on a PBS Frontline programme on Egypt’s Revolution and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood. Here’s the transcript of the full interview I gave Frontline in which I explain that the revolution gave the middle finger to many things. I was featured in this Newsweek piece on talking heads on Egypt.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
I was on To the Point with Warren Olney today to talk about Libya. Other guests were Vivienne Walt (Reporter, Time Magazine), Susan Glasser (Editor-in-Chief, Foreign Policy Magazine), Mohamed ElJahmi (Libya-American Activist) and Mansour El-Kikhia (Professor of Political Science, University of Texas-San Antonio) Mohamed’s brother, Fathi, died in 2009 after spending years in Gaddafi’s jails [...]
Monday, February 21st, 2011
I was on Canada’s CBC to highlight the slaughter of Libyans rising up against Muammar Gaddafi and also on CTV to urge more international condemnation and awareness of business and oil deals at the expense of Libyan lives.
Saturday, February 19th, 2011
I was on Canada’s CTV on Saturday to discuss the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Libya and Bahrain and how U.S. interests weigh in on the geopolitics of several uprisings in the region.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
By Mona Eltahawy Toronto Star, Jan. 21 2011 NEW YORK CITY—No sooner had longtime Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled his country after a 29-day popular uprising than the race of the naysayers began. On one side was the expected group: a host of Arab dictators. From kings and emirs whose monarchies ensured [...]
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
I recorded a video essay for TIME.com on the Tunisian revolution. [tweetmeme only_single="false"]
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"]
Monday, January 17th, 2011
(Correction: Sudan had a revolution in October 1964 so Tunisia is a rare rather than first Arab revolution) “I will always cherish the day the dictator Ben Ali was toppled: in a true popular uprising, and not a coup” By Mona Eltahawy The Guardian, Jan. 17, 2011 Every 23 July for the past 58 years [...]
Saturday, January 15th, 2011
By Mona Eltahawy Washington Post, Saturday, January 15, 2011 For 23 years, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali presided over the most tightly run ship in the Arab world. So perfect a police state was his Tunisia, with its ubiquitous informers and portraits of the president, that no one predicted Ben Ali’s ship could capsize. But capsize [...]
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
By Mona Eltahawy Huffingtonpost.com NEW YORK – My one and only visit to Libya was exactly 13 years ago to cover the 27th anniversary of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s coup. There were no flights into or out of the country, still under UN sanctions. Attending the celebrations were heads of African states Gaddafi had turned to [...]
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
I was proud and thrilled when Sen. Edward Kennedy, at a Senate session on human rights, read from an oped I published in the Washington Post about human rights violations in Libya. May he rest in peace.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
By Mona Eltahawy June 17, 2009 Toronto Globe and Mail If Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was visiting your country and asked to meet 700 women, apparently as part of his mission to “save European women,” what would you do? Instead of telling him to save Libya’s own women first, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – [...]
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
By Mona Eltahawy NEW YORK — As Condoleezza Rice becomes the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Libya in 55 years, Fathi al-Jahmi will still remain in the cockroach-infested hospital room where he has been held against his will for months. You don’t know who Fathi al-Jahmi is? Ask vice presidential candidate Joe Biden. [...]
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, [...]