Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

Libyan Radio Station Promotes Democracy, One Rap At A Time

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Many of the militia fighters who rose up and ousted former dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 have refused to lay down their arms and are still challenging the post-revolutionary government.

Yet the militias are facing a challenge of their own. They now come under verbal attack on one of Libya's ...


After The War, A Bitter Feud Remains In Two Libyan Towns

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Little boys play soccer in the afternoon heat at a makeshift camp near Libya's capital Tripoli. Their homes, or what's left of them, are in Tawargha, a small town about 20 miles from the Mediterranean coast.

The town has been empty since August of 2011. Its residents fled in cars ...


From The Heart Of Egypt's Revolt, The Pulse Of Artistic Life

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Egypt's capital, Cairo, is now synonymous with protests and sometimes violence. Late at night, the once-bustling downtown streets are largely empty these days. People worry about getting mugged or caught up in a mob.

But the recent Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival is an attempt to revitalize the area with ...


How Different Cultures Handle Personal Space

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Our perspectives on personal space — the distance we keep between the person in front of us at an ATM, the way we subdivide the area of an elevator — are often heavily influenced by the norms of the places we inhabit.

Jerry Seinfeld once focused an episode of his ...


Egyptian Activists: Our Religion Is None Of Your Business

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Since Egypt's revolution began, tensions among Egypt's Muslims and Christians have only increased. Earlier this month, it once again turned deadly. Tit-for-tat killings left three Muslims and at least six Christians dead.

That and other religious violence is prompting a public debate about religious identity in Egypt. One group of ...


Egypt's Jon Stewart Says He Won't Back Down Amid Charges

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It's 9:30 p.m. on a Friday night, and Bassem Youssef's show is on TV screens at cafes throughout downtown Cairo.

It's the Egyptian political satirist's first show since he was summoned to the prosecutor general's office to answer questions about the jokes he makes on TV. After the interrogation, ...


Religious Tensions Escalate In Egypt Amid Violence

Monday, April 08, 2013


As Egypt Negotiates IMF Loan, Food And Fuel Prices Soar

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Two years after the revolution, Egypt is in a deep economic crisis. It's running out of money to purchase crucial imports like wheat and fuel, both of which are subsidized by the government, and an infusion of cash is desperately needed.

While a delegation from the International Monetary Fund is ...


Islamists Say They Are Filling Vacuum Left By Egyptian State

Monday, March 25, 2013

In the lush Nile Valley city of Assiut, the police went on strike earlier this month, along with thousands of other cops across the country. They demanded the ouster of the minister of interior, and more guns and equipment to deal with anti-government protests.

A group of hard-line Islamists then ...


In Post-Revolution Egypt, Fears Of Police Abuse Deepening

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Egypt's police force was the underpinning of former President Hosni Mubarak's iron-fisted regime, and it quickly became the enemy of Egypt's 2011 revolution.

Yet there has been little to no reform of the police force to date. Human rights groups say the police have begun to act like armed gangs, ...


Egypt's Morsi Praised For Cease-Fire As Talks Begin

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi spent long hours mediating among world leaders to produce a cessation of violence between Israel and Hamas. The deal brings him — and Egypt —...


Violence Takes Root In Post-Gadhafi Security Vacuum

Monday, September 17, 2012

As the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi underscores, eastern Libya is awash with heavy weaponry, security forces are weak, and the people with the biggest guns rule. Paragover...