WBEZ | Egypt http://www.wbez.org/tags/egypt Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Al-Shabaab leaves 147 dead at Garissa University in Kenya http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-03/worldview-al-shabaab-leaves-147-dead-garissa-university-kenya-111822 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP88793437150.jpg" style="height: 412px; width: 620px;" title="Kenya Red Cross staff assist a woman after she viewed the body of a relative killed in Thursday's attack on a university, at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015. (AP Photo)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199114845&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image "><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Al-Shaabab attack at Kenyan University</span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Close to 150 people were killed and scores were wounded in attacks yesterday at Garissa University in Kenya, just over its border with Somalia. The Somalia-based Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, claimed responsibility. Hundreds who were held hostage for hours are undergoing counseling. A student who escaped said, &ldquo;If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die&rdquo;. Ahmed Samatar, professor and dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College, will talk about the aftermath and what he thinks are viable options for dealing with the terrorist group.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><span id="docs-internal-guid-d2ab9c2c-80f7-9b97-79ad-62dcc5c401b6"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></span></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><span>Ahmed Samatar is a</span> professor and Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at <a href="https://twitter.com/Macalester">Macalester College</a>.</em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199116906&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Milos Stehlik reviews the films &quot;The Salt of the Earth&quot; and &quot;White Dog&quot;</span></p><p>Wim Wender&rsquo;s latest documentary,&nbsp;<em>Salt of the Earth</em>, looks at the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado.&nbsp; Salgado is known for his images of war and poverty. And<em>White God</em>, by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó , is about Hagen, a mixed-breed dog who leads an uprising against careless humans. Both films open this weekend in Chicago. Film Contributor, Milos Stehlik, tells us why they&rsquo;re both worth seeing.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is the director of <a href="https://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Chicago</a> and the WBEZ film contributor.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199117575&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Weekend Passport: Fustat exhibition at The Oriental Institute</span></p><p>Each week, global citizen Nari Safavi, helps listeners plan their international weekend. Among this week&rsquo;s offerings, Emily Teeter, an Egyptologist and curator at the University of Chicago&rsquo;s Oriental Institute, will tell us about an exhibit that explores life in ancient Cairo.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Nari Safavi is one of the co-founders of the <a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/default.aspx">PASFARDA Arts &amp; Cultural Exchange</a></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-d4979a2a-8115-1a90-05ce-c420d107581f">Emily Teeter is an egyptologist and a curator at the <a href="https://twitter.com/orientalinst">Oriental Institute</a> at the University of Chicago.</span></p></p> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-03/worldview-al-shabaab-leaves-147-dead-garissa-university-kenya-111822 Democracy referendum in Hong Kong http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP789734280265.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Voters in Hong Kong turned out in the hundreds of thousands to vote in an unofficial referendum demanding democracy, in response to a document from the Chinese government saying Hong Kong does not have full autonomy. We&#39;ll discuss the implications of the call for greeter freedom.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-democracy-referendum-in-hong-kong" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Democracy referendum in Hong Kong" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-26/democracy-referendum-hong-kong-110419 Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP737866259483.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Committee to Protect Journalists says the conviction by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists is a threat to press freedom. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us to discuss the verdict.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 Why does sexual assault happen in public spaces in Egypt? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-16/why-does-sexual-assault-happen-public-spaces-egypt-110350 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP449379976098.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last week Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the hospital room of a woman who was assaulted in Cairo&#39;s Tahrir square during an election celebration. We&#39;ll talk to an Egyptian sociologist about why such public sexual assaults are on the rise in Egypt.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-19/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-19.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-19" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Why does sexual assault happen in public spaces in Egypt?" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-16/why-does-sexual-assault-happen-public-spaces-egypt-110350 Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood vows to continue protest http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-01-06/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-vows-continue-protest-109465 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Egypt muslim b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last month the Egyptian government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a &quot;terrorist organization.&quot; But despite the arrest of many of its leaders, the organization has pledged to continue its protests. Many are concerned about the potential for violence. We&#39;ll find out what&#39;s at stake.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128210600&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-egypt-s-struggle/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-egypt-s-struggle.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-egypt-s-struggle" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood vows to continue protest" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:54:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-01-06/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-vows-continue-protest-109465 Daycare in Germany, the Egyptian revolution on film and traditional Chinese rhythms http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-23/daycare-germany-egyptian-revolution-film-and-traditional-chinese <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP08021108786.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Daycare has become a top election issue in Germany. The conflict in Egypt has impacted the Egyptian film industry. We&#39;ll tell you where you can find Chinese drumming in Chicago.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F106892956&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/daycare-in-germany-the-egyptian-revolution-on-film/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/daycare-in-germany-the-egyptian-revolution-on-film.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/daycare-in-germany-the-egyptian-revolution-on-film" target="_blank">View the story "Daycare in Germany, the Egyptian revolution on film and traditional Chinese rhythms" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-23/daycare-germany-egyptian-revolution-film-and-traditional-chinese On the ground in Egypt, Indonesia's death squads and a festival to empower women http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-16/ground-egypt-indonesias-death-squads-and-festival-empower-women-108442 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/WEEKEND PASSPORT_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Barbara Ibrahim discusses how Egypt&#39;s political crisis has affected daily life. Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer takes us inside &#39;The Act of Killing.&#39; Global citizen Nari Safavi highlights weekend activities with international flair.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105762790&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-on-the-ground-in-egypt-joshua-oppenheim/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-on-the-ground-in-egypt-joshua-oppenheim.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-on-the-ground-in-egypt-joshua-oppenheim" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: On the ground in Egypt, Indonesia's death squads and a festival to empower women" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-16/ground-egypt-indonesias-death-squads-and-festival-empower-women-108442 Political crisis in Egypt, Canada as a petrostate, U.S. policy in Yemen and plants for a cause http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-15/political-crisis-egypt-canada-petrostate-us-policy-yemen-and-plants <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP115224910253.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama issues a statement on Egypt. The U.S. embassy in Yemen remains shut after a global terror alert, and a family in Woodstock raises money for a cause by selling plants and crafts.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105596737&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-canada-as-a-petrostate-u-s-policy-in-yem.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-canada-as-a-petrostate-u-s-policy-in-yem" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Political crisis in Egypt, Canada as a petrostate, U.S. policy in Yemen and plants for a cause" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-15/political-crisis-egypt-canada-petrostate-us-policy-yemen-and-plants Guantanamo's history, "Prisoner of the Week" and suffragist songs http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-14/guantanamos-history-prisoner-week-and-suffragist-songs-108403 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP151003017.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Egypt declares a state of emergency. We&#39;ll take a look at the history of the Guantanamo naval base and check out songs about women&#39;s rights.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F105440454&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/guantanamo-s-history-and-suffragist-songs.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/guantanamo-s-history-and-suffragist-songs" target="_blank">View the story "Guantanamo's history, \"Prisoner of the Week\" and suffragist songs" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-14/guantanamos-history-prisoner-week-and-suffragist-songs-108403 Terror alerts, Senators McCain and Graham go to Egypt and Ramadan comes to a close http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-06/terror-alerts-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-egypt-and-ramadan-comes <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP756814503407.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We discuss Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham&#39;s agenda in Egypt. The U.S. and U.K. perceive Yemen as a possible terror threat. Radio Islam&#39;s founder Imam Malik Mujahid explains why he thinks the end of Ramadan has no link to potential terrorist acts.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F104298753&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-to-egypt-a.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-to-egypt-a" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Terror alerts, Senators McCain and Graham go to Egypt and Ramadan comes to a close" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-06/terror-alerts-senators-mccain-and-graham-go-egypt-and-ramadan-comes