We preview the upcoming Egyptian elections now that the field of candidates has been narrowed down to two, then discuss the power of music in this political campaign. Finally, we explore India's rash of farmer suicides with documentary filmmaker Micha X. Peled.
When the revolution began in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, music played a big fole in galvanizing young people and giving them a voice. So it's not surprising that music continues to play an important role in Egyptian politics as the presidential candidates began their campaigns.
The Egyptian election commission has barred three of the frontrunners from running. The candidates are appealing the decision, but the latest disqualifications have shaken up an already tumultuous race for the presidency.
Journalist Ashraf Khalil was based in Cairo when the protests first began in Tahrir Square a little more than a year ago. Worldview talks with him about his new book Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation.