program: Voices of the Middle East
program date: Fri, 04/08/2011
This is recording of an interview with Nadia Abraibesh and Pepe Escobar about the situations in Libya and the rest of the Middle East and North Africa.
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Nadia Abraibesh traveled to her father’s homeland after graduation from Linfield College to meet her Libyan family, and found herself in the middle of the uprising. She joined anti-government rallies and documented protests and atrocities with photos and interviews. Two weeks ago, Nadia and a male relative departed Benghazi for the 17-hour trip to the Cairo airport, and she is now safe at home in Portland.
Pepe Escobar (born 1954) is a journalist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He writes a column entitled The Roving Eye for Asia Times Online and is analyst and correspondent for The Real News Network.
An extreme traveler, Pepe's nose for news has taken him to all parts of the globe. He was in Afghanistan and interviewed the military leader of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, Ahmad Shah Masoud, a couple of weeks before his assassination (Masoud: From warrior to statesman , Sep 11, 2001). Two weeks before September 11, 2001, while Pepe was in the tribal areas of Pakistan, ATol published his prophetic piece, Get Osama! Now! Or else ... (Aug 30, 2001). Pepe was one of the first journalists to reach Kabul after the Taliban's retreat, and more recently he has explored and reported from Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, US and China.
To follow Pepe's articles on the Great Arab Revolt, please click here.