Show 376: Crises in Egypt

Crises in Egypt

Michael O’Neil interviews Larry Pintak who spent time living and working in Cairo for many years. Our previously announced program will air, instead, in Mar…ch, 2011.

Larry Pintak is the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Pintak spent four years as director of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at The American University in Cairo where he led the only graduate journalism program in the Arab world, headed a variety of USAID-funded professional journalism training programs, and created Arab Media & Society, Mogtamana.org, a portal for Egyptian civil society, a U.S. election resource site for Arab journalists, and the first Arab “virtual newsroom” in Second Life.

His columns and op-eds appear in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Daily Star Beirut, The Daily News Cairo, Arab News, Gulf News, Tempo (Indonesia), The Jakarta Post, Al-Shurooq Egypt, the Turkish Daily News and other newspapers in the Middle East and Muslim world, along with Columbia Journalism Review online, Newsweek.WashingtonPost.com, CommonDreams.org and a variety of U.S. and European outlets. He is the author of “Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad and “Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & the War of Ideas”

Pintak holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies and has also written extensively on Buddhism and Eastern religion.

One Reply to “Show 376: Crises in Egypt”

  1. Hi.Looking forward to your show again.Too bad there’s another marathon though. Here’s my opinion about the sitution in Egypt. Welcome to the twenty first century-the century of the people – it’s avatar is the world wide web and it was launched by the 9/11 attacks. It’s not so easy to take over the world,America. The days when – like during the 20 century – when the emperor surrended the troops surrended with him- are over. Be careful what you ask for or what you SAY you ask for. In this case that the” Arab street” overthrow of their oppressive regime. That the Arab mobs are in the streets NOT wearing suicide vests has confounded the politicians and the media and has exposed American hypocrisy and American complicity with oppression. Never seen such sullen looking American politicians,media pundits and policy thinktankers-they look like the stunned Mr Human Rights Juan Williams looked when his comments exposed him as a bigot. Human rights foreverybody on the planet except the people of the Mid East,our equivocation and sullenness is saying. This validates Osama’s contention that America has been a source of oppression to the people of the the Mid East. The people of the Mid East have been irrelevant pawns in our game. Our game of domination-by making deals with corrupt regime to insure we don’t have to pay market prices for oil and to have military bases,the cold war game,the game of blind support for Israel and now the “war on terror” game. This is the 21st century,the century of the people-the internet is here and everyone has access to everything (Assange). The world is watching and no one’s getting away with anything-least of all the hypocritical Americans.

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