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
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.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Tariq Ramadan, Nigel Farrage and I discussed a ban on the niqab on BBC TV’s Newsnight.
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Passant Rabie profiled me for Egypt Today magazine.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Friday, January 18th, 2008
By Mona Eltahawy CAIRO — Egypt, the first Arab country to sign a peace deal with Israel, once prided itself for being the de facto leader of the Middle East. Now, it has become a vacation backdrop for visiting dignitaries whose attention and business deals are increasingly shifting elsewhere — to the booming economies [...]
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, [...]