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Podcast: Maria Golia on Egypt

This is an episode in the Radio NI podcast series, which features regular interviews with contributors to New Internationalist's magazine and books. You can subscribe to this podcast for free in iTunes, or via the RSS feed, or by visiting the Radio NI blog to check for new interviews.

Since 2007, Maria Golia has written a Letter from Cairo column for our magazine, describing the highs and lows of life in Egypt and, in recent months, providing a view from the ground of the uprising against Hosni Mubarak and its aftermath. We regularly receive letters praising her writing, and the light it casts on corners of Cairo that Westerners rarely see. Sadly, her column is now coming to an end, but you can see close to its full history at Maria’s contributor page.

Here, Maria discusses the atmosphere in Egypt eight months after Mubarak’s resignation with Nyan Storey in our latest Radio NI interview. They touch on the behaviour of the army since the revolution, the former dictator’s trial, the attitude of Egyptians to uprisings in Syria and elsewhere, and much more.

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  1. #1 Jane Giffould 10 Nov 11

    Was in Egypt, Cairo, for a few days work at the beginning of September. Maria's articles had given me a feeling for Cairo. On the Friday before my flight home I took advantage of joining the gliding club out at October airport rather than visiting the city, especially as we had been warned that there would be a major demo. Thanks to Maria I already had 'seen' a lot of Cairo.

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