The Fifth Estate: Egypt, the Arab World and the War on Women

The Fifth Estate: Egypt, the Arab World and the War on Women

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy has been one of the most visible reporters of the dramatic events in Egypt in recent years. Feminist website Jezebel has called her ‘the woman explaining Egypt to the West’ – and she’s combined her coverage of radical politics with calls for both social and sexual revolutions.

In this special spotlight edition of The Fifth Estate, series host Sally Warhaft speaks with Eltahawy about her experiences as a journalist and activist in Egypt, her thoughts on the rapidly changing human rights situation in her home country, and her call for women’s revolution in both public and private spheres.

Who?

Portrait of Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-American journalist, essayist and commentator based in New York City.

Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, the Fifth Estate, now in its sixth year. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

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