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Book talk: "Arab Women Rising" (rebroadcast)

Oct 30, 2014
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This episode originally aired in August 2014.  

Book talk: "Arab Women Rising"

Aug 21, 2014
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Ahmed AlFardan / NurPhoto/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)

Following the Arab Spring, gender equality between men and women in the Middle East is improving. Women today have more opportunities, both in business and in society, than they did in previous years. Two journalists set out to learn just how the landscape has changed for Arab women, and have published their stories in a book called Arab Women Rising. On Global Journalist, we talk to the authors of the book about their project, and what they found. Our guests:

Are protests in Sudan a prelude to an 'African Spring' uprising?

Nov 7, 2013
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On Sept. 23, thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum. The country’s autocratic leaders lifted fuel subsidies to raise revenue, leaving outraged citizens to deal with sky rocketing fuel prices. In response to the violent riots, the government imposed a 24-hour Internet blackout to strip citizens of social media communication and block the media coverage.

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Social media pioneer Andy Carvin drew high praise from fellow journalists for his coverage of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.  The NPR reporter and strategist tracked the Arab Spring events in real time, from thousands of miles away in Washington.

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.