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 for calling for freedom and Mansour’s cousin, also called Mansour El-Kikhia, was abducted by Egyptian intelligence in Egypt in the 1990s and handed over to LIbya where he was disappeared. It was an honour to be on with them both. I’ve interviewed Mohamed quite a few times about his advocacy for his brother’s release and I also interviewed Baha Omary El-Kikhia in Cairo when she was in the region looking for her husband.
I was on BBC World Television News talking about how Libya lies on the continuum of freedom that Tunisia started and Egypt boosted.