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Month: March 2011

Reflection on the early stages of the Arab Spring: Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen

Aired on Jazeera English on March 22, 2011 Advertisements

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The March 2011 constitutional referendum

A radio interview with BBC Radio 4’s Edward Stourton on the eve of the March 2011 constitutional referendum, recorded on March 20, 2011. Edward Stourton presents a special edition of the programme from Cairo as Egyptians go to the polls for the first time in decades. He looks at the rise in sectarian tensions that have marked the post revolution era by visiting the Coptic community that lost nine of its members in recent fighting with local Muslims. He travels to the monastry carved into the bare rock hillside to meet the local priest. Women played a significant role in the revolution…

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