Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Arabian Business magazine recently compiled a list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011, which placed me at 51 and a list of 500 Most Powerful Arabs in the World, which placed me at 124. It was interesting to compare the Arabic-language bio they’ve posted for me with their English-language one – quite different!
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
I spoke on a panel on media and popular culture along with Spike Lee, Donna Byrd and Will Griffin at the Aspen Institute’s Symposium on the State of Race in America (our panel starts at 1:21:00). It was a pleasure to introduce Ronit Avni of JustVision and to present her and the team behind “Budrus” [...]
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.
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, 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.
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
I wrote this essay for The Observer as an ode to the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings and the tremendous impact they’re having on the Arab region.
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, 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 [...]
Friday, December 31st, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy Toronto Star Dec. 31, 2010 NEW YORK CITY—If the adventures of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have lulled you into believing censorship is a quaint fly we’re swatting into the past, then spare a moment for a young Palestinian man who’s been in jail for two months. Walid al-Husseini, 26, was arrested in [...]
Saturday, December 11th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy Dec. 10, 2010 I’m a Muslim. I’m a feminist. And I’m here to confuse you,” I told attendees at the TEDWomen conference, where I was a speaker, in Washington this week. The conversation on Muslim women usually revolves around our head scarves and our hymens — what’s on our heads (or not), [...]
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
By Mona Eltahawy The Jerusalem Report I was 23 years old and I was interviewing an Egyptian feminist who had just taken over as editor-in-chief of a women’s magazine of the cooking-and-fashion variety, which she had vowed to turn into the go-to magazine for women’s rights. I was excited to meet her because she was [...]
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, September 1st, 2010
The Jerusalem Report September 13, 2010 When the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, I was living in Seattle, on the other side of America. My brother and his wife were visiting me. We did not leave the house for two days because we were worried that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
In light of the graphic video released by Wikileaks.org which shows a U.S. helicopter shooting and killing a Reuters photographer and driver during a July 2007 attack in Baghdad, I’m republishing an oped I wrote in 2003 about friend and Reuters colleague Mazen Dana, a Palestinian camerman shot dead in Baghdad by a U.S. soldier [...]
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
I am happy and honoured to be getting the Estlow Centre for Journalism and New Media’s 2010 Anvil of Freedom Award. I am especially thrilled because past recepients have included Arab-American journalist Helen Thomas.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Passant Rabie profiled me for Egypt Today magazine.
Monday, September 28th, 2009
I am honoured to be the recepient of Search for Common Ground’s Eliav-Sartawi award in the international category for my column “Loneliest Man in the World”, published in Israel’s The Jerusalem Report magazine in English and Qatar’s Al Arab newspaper in Arabic. The awards, which recognise articles that contribute to better understanding between people and [...]
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.