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.
Sunday, February 13th, 2011
CBS Sunday Morning broadcast my video essay on how Egypt’s revolution toppled both a dictator and stereotypes of Arabs I was part of a roundtable on Egypt along with Arianna Huffington, George Will and Robert Kagan on This Week with Christiane Amanpour. When was the last time you saw more women than men on a [...]
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
I took Egypt’s revolution to Real Time With Bill Maher and continued the discussion on Overtime.
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
I was on CNN American Morning to discuss what the US could do in reaction to Egypt’s uprising. I explained Mubarak’s “parallel universe” also on CNN American Morning. On NPR’s Tell Me More, I highlighted the role of women in Egypt’s revolution On the Dylan Ratigan Show/MSNBC, we discussed the Day of Departure and would [...]
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 [...]
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
By Mona Eltahawy Jerusalem Report, Jan. 31, 2011 Twitter is my lifeline to the world. Twitter is the bane of my existence. Twitter connects me to everything I care about and Twitter is ruining my life. Yes, yes, I’m Mona; I’m a Twitterholic, etc. etc. Here are the places I tweet: In bed (when I [...]
Sunday, January 9th, 2011
By Mona Eltahawy Toronto Star, Jan. 8, 2011 NEW YORK CITY – While you were enjoying the various holidays on offer, Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali went on live television to address a nation gripped by the worst unrest in a decade. Unsurprisingly, he was agitated. When you’ve been in power for 23 [...]
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
I’m excited and honoured to be a speaker at TEDWomen in December in DC. It’s great to be among so many inspiring and accomplished women.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy Toronto Star Nov. 14, 2010 NEW YORK—It took years to make the United Nations’ newest agency, UN Women, a reality, and then just one day to effectively kill it. Death was effected by allowing onto its board a kingdom where women are not just infamously prohibited from driving but are also virtual [...]
Friday, June 25th, 2010
NEW YORK – When a young Egyptian died from what his family, activists and witnesses say was a savage police beating, many of his peers – the generation of Egyptians who have known no other leader than President Hosni Mubarak – protested and mourned in the way they know best: by going online. Generation Mubarak [...]
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy Jerusalem Report, May 24, 2010 Oslo – Listening to men and women women testify at the Oslo Freedom Forum in April, I thought how apropos it was that the night before I flew to Oslo I had attended a performance in London of “Macbeth,” Shakespeare’s depiction of a “bloody-sceptered” tyrant, which could’ve [...]
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
In April, I spoke on a panel about social networking at the Skoll World Forum 2010, Oxford, along with Joi Ito and Liu Yan, moderated by Bruno Giussani. I focused on how women in the Arab world are using new media and social networking to challenge authority and connect.
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
On May 4, I was on a panel on “Political Communication and Social Networking” at the University of Delaware’s Centre for Political Communication with David Plouffe (Obama campaign manager), Steve Schmidt (McCain campaign chief strategist) and Jaqueline-Ann Surin (Malaysian journalist with the news site the Nut Graph). C-SPAN broadcast the panel on May 8.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy The Jerusalem Report April 26, 2010 “You’re beginning to look like them,” an Egyptian policeman told me one day at Cairo airport during the year I lived in Israel. As had become routine upon my arrival to or departure from Cairo, I had to clear security. As I waited, chats with police [...]
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.
Friday, January 15th, 2010
I recorded my iMuslims essay for Time.com
Thursday, January 14th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy The Jerusalem Report Feb. 1, 2020 edition You’ve seen their mugshots: a Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a plane on Christmas Day; five young American Muslims detained in Pakistan, apparently desperately seeking jihad. You’ve heard they used the video-sharing site YouTube in search of Muslim militant groups fighting U.S. troops [...]
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy Jan. 5, 2010 Metro You’ve seen their mugshots: A Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a plane on Christmas Day; five young American Muslims detained in Pakistan, apparently desperately seeking jihad. You’ve heard they went online in search of radical imams ready to recruit every Muslim within a foot of an [...]
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
I gave a lecture at the World Affairs Council of Houston on Sept. 15 on the power of social media in Iran and the Arab Middle East.