Babel

Babel is Middle East Politics for Dummies. This accessible and fun show demystifies the tangled events occuring in the region by candidly interviewing ordinary people and experts with all the goss from the Nile to the Euphrates… Insha’Allah!

The final show of Babel

Today is the last episode of Babel. It’s been a fabulous season of Babel and I’ve really enjoyed meeting such an amazing range of guests. There’s been so many fantastic people, they’ve been really inspiring to me – I hope …Read more

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Babel #23 – Saba Bebawi

Welcome to the penultimate episode of Babel. My guest on the show today is Saba Bebawi. Saba is a journalism and media researcher now at Swinburne University in Melbourne. She has a special interest in the media of the Arab world …Read more

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Babel #22 – Dr Ibtissam Jabbar

My guest on Babel today is an amazing woman with an equally amazing story. Dr Ibtissam Jabbar left Iraq in 1982 and arrived in Australia 6 years later. Since then she’s worked on the cervical cancer vaccine with Ian Fraser …Read more

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Babel #21 – Jomana Najem

My guest on Babel today is Jomana Najem. Jomana was born in Australia to Syrian parents and has been back to the region many times. She’s from a Christian background so her views on what’s going on in Syria offers …Read more

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Please contribute your Middle East story to the final episode of Babel!

On Friday 26th April, my dear radio show Babel will be saying goodbye to the airwaves. I’ve heard the stories of so many great and inspiring people over the past six months and for the final show I’d like to …Read more

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Babel #20 – Antony Loewenstein

Today my guest on Babel is the freelance journalist, author, documentarian, photographer and blogger, Antony Loewenstein. Antony has written for many, many newspapers and journals and is the author and editor of a number of books including My Israel Question …Read more

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Babel #19 – Joseph Tawadros

Today on Babel, I am delighted to be speaking with the Aria award winning oud-virtuoso Joseph Tawadros. Joseph was born in Egypt but left with his parents as a child. However, he’s maintained a strong link with his birth place …Read more

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Babel #18 – Susan Carland

My guest on Babel today is the Muslim sociologist Susan Carland. Susan is well-known for her role on the SBS show Salam Café and for her community education activities about Islam and particularly the headscarf. In 2004, Susan was named …Read more

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Babel #17 – Pele Safra

My guest on Babel today is documentary film maker Pele Safra, whose film McDonald Masada screened recently in the Byron Bay International Film Festival to much acclaim. Pele chats with me about Israel, Australia and much in between.

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Babel #16 – Akmal Saleh

I’m delighted to have on Babel today acclaimed Egyptian-Australian actor and comedian Akmal Saleh. He’s here to talk about his new film Pharoah v the Egyptians, which screens on Sunday 3 March at the Byron Bay Film Festival, and also …Read more

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