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A new podcast from The New Arab, a leading English-language website based in London covering the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Arab and Muslim affairs around the world, bringing you news, culture, and lifestyle from these regions and beyond. Mirroring our diverse coverage, the podcast combines storytelling and news analysis to bring our listeners something familiar yet new. Visit our website for more quality journalism: thenewarab.co.uk

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A new podcast from The New Arab, a leading English-language website based in London covering the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Arab and Muslim affairs around the world, bringing you news, culture, and lifestyle from these regions and beyond. Mirroring our diverse coverage, the podcast combines storytelling and news analysis to bring our listeners something familiar yet new. Visit our website for more quality journalism: thenewarab.co.uk

    Exploring Lebanon's economic quagmire and remembering artist Ali Omar Ermes

    Exploring Lebanon's economic quagmire and remembering artist Ali Omar Ermes

    In this weeks episode of The New Arab Voice, we start with a discussion about the recent revelations of Iranian plots to kidnap an American journalist and the ongoing protests happening in Khuzestan province. 
    Then, we explore Lebanon's economic nightmare and ask how the country ended up in such a state and what the future holds for the country. 
    And finally, we remember British-Libyan artist, calligrapher, activist, and writer, Ali Omar Ermes, who passed away last week. 

    This podcast is produced by Hugo Goodridge and Rosie McCabe. Music by Omar al-Fil, @elepheel. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email hugo.goodridge@alaraby.co.uk

    • 30 min
    Egypt's stars of social media feel the wrath of Sisi's state and Jordanian author Madian Al-Jazerah discusses his new book

    Egypt's stars of social media feel the wrath of Sisi's state and Jordanian author Madian Al-Jazerah discusses his new book

    In this week's episode of The New Arab Voice, we discuss with Diana Alghoul (@SuperKnafeh)  the death of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat, who was killed by the Palestinian Authority, and the growing protests against Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

    And then, we explore the story of the TikTok stars of Egypt who are facing lengthy prison sentences, for daring to create a following that the Egyptian state feels threatened by; featuring an interview with Rothna Begum (@Rothna_Begum), a senior women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.

    Finally, The New Arab Voice sits down with Jordanian author Madian Al-Jazerah, to discuss his new book Are You This? Or Are You This?, and ask what it was like to open the first internet cafe in the Middle East.
    This podcast is produced by Gaia Caramazza and Hugo Goodridge. Music by Omar al-Fil, @elepheel. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email hugo.goodridge@alaraby.co.uk

    • 25 min
    Grenfell: A tragedy that changed everything, feat. Lowkey, Paul O’Connell & Fatima El-Guenuni -- Bonus (Webinar recording)

    Grenfell: A tragedy that changed everything, feat. Lowkey, Paul O’Connell & Fatima El-Guenuni -- Bonus (Webinar recording)

    Four years have passed since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower that exposed the deep schisms in British society.

    Today, what is left of the tower stands as a reminder of the ever-growing inequality and class divide in Britain.

    In fact, some would argue it was precisely the issues of poverty and institutional racism that led to the fateful event which took the live of 72 people in Grenfell.

    The tower, although situated in one of the richest boroughs in London, also housed some of its most marginalized communities – poor, racialised and migrant families.

    Listen as we remember and reflect on the continued significance of this tragedy in light of ongoing oppression as well as resistance to it. In the webinar, our speakers addressed the links between the Grenfell fire and wider crises of housing, poverty, structural racism and xenophobia in Britain.

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    Speakers:

     

    Fatima El-Guenuni is the Community Collaboration Consultant for Central and North West London NHS foundation Trust (CNWL). She has worked for CNWL as an Islamic psychotherapist and child and adolescent primary mental health therapist. Fatima has had a major a role in helping ensure that the Grenfell community voice is amplified at decision-making levels both locally and on a national level.

    Lowkey is a hip hop artist and political campaigner who has performed everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to the Oxford Union. He is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and others.

    Paul O’Connell is a socialist and trade unionist. He teaches law at SOAS University of London and was a founding member of the LeFT Campaign and The Beehive, a political education project centred on Greater Manchester.

    Moderator:

    Malia Bouattia is an activist, a former president of the National Union of Students, and co-founder of the Students not Suspects/Educators not Informants Network.

    To watch the webinar visit newarab.co.uk

    • 1 hr
    The road ahead for Israel's Naftali Bennett and Archiving the Middle East's Queer Heritage

    The road ahead for Israel's Naftali Bennett and Archiving the Middle East's Queer Heritage

    In this week's episode of The New Arab Voice, we will start by covering Iran's presidential election. Then, we will dive into the profile of Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennet, and what his leadership will mean for Palestine. Finally, we will continue celebrating pride month by speaking to the founder of Takweer, an online archive trying to reshape narratives surrounding the queer community in the Middle East.

    This podcast is produced by Gaia Caramazza and Hugo Goodridge. Music by Omar al-Fil, @elepheel. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email Gaia.Caramazza@alaraby.co.uk

    • 29 min
    Time runs out for Netanyahu, Iranians prepare to vote in stacked election

    Time runs out for Netanyahu, Iranians prepare to vote in stacked election

    On this episode of the The New Arab Voice we will start by looking at how a new parliamentary coalition is threatening Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership of Israel. Then, stay tuned to hear a report on why the upcoming Iranian elections will significantly change the political landscape of the country. Finally, we’ll be dedicating the last part of the show to pride month, and what it means for LGBTQIA+ Muslims to be celebrating queer history.

    This podcast is produced by Gaia Caramazza and Hugo Goodridge. Music by Omar al-Fil, @elepheel. 
    To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email Gaia.Caramazza@alaraby.co.uk

    • 26 min
    The United States, Israel, and the history behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

    The United States, Israel, and the history behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

    In our second episode of Season 2, we will be covering the latest news coming out of Palestine. Then, stay tuned to hear an in-depth report on the historical relationship between the US and Israel, and how this has been pivotal to the Israeli colonisation of Palestine. In our final segment, we sit down with two veteran activists who tell us about their work, and the difficulties surrounding campaigning for Palestine today.

    (Produced by Gaia Caramazza and Hugo Goodridge. Music by Omar al-Fil, @elepheel. To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email Gaia.Caramazza@alaraby.co.uk)

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    • 34 min

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