On today’s show we hear from a group of African women, about the state of women's rights in Africa. A young Egyptian woman blogger talks about limits on free speech in her country. We learn about farming and food from a California farmer of Punjabi and Mexican descent. And a homeless rights activist tells us the history of a tent city in Ontario, where officials recently evicted homeless people who couldn’t prove they once lived in a home in the area. We also get a weekly Media Minutes roundup from Free Press, and the Weekly Spin from PR Watch.
Firoze Manji's interview with Marren Akatsa-Bukachi, Executive Director of the Eastern African sub Regional Support Initiative for Advancement of Women (EASSI), Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe, Executive Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika and Patricia Munabi Babiiha, Executive Director of the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE): Click here for the link to the full interview, on Pamabazuka News.
Georgia Popplewell's interview with Egyptian blogger Shahinaz Abdelsalam, better known in the blogosphere as Wahda Masrya - an Egyptian Girl: Click here to listen. Click here for a link to the Free Kareem page.
Kamla Bhatt's interview with Yuba City farmer Lal David Rai can be heard here.
The LA Independent Media Center interview with homeless rights activist Mike Dunlap can be heard here. Click here for part 2, and here for part 3.
Media Minutes is at FreePress.net. Click here for the Broadband Census.
Listen to the Weekly Spin at PR Watch.