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Can the Revolution Liberate Women, Too? 2012 Motorola Lecture on Gender and the Media

Thursday, March 8, 2012
12:00 AM
Stern Auditorium, UM Museum of Art

Bothaina Kamel, candidate for the presidency of Egypt, TV news anchor, & pro-democracy activist

Bothaina Kamel is a well-known television news anchor, long time pro-democracy activist, and the first and only female candidate for the presidency of Egypt. Since the late 1980s Kamel has addressed issues of women's rights, human rights, and corruption in her high profile position. She is deeply connected to the solidarity and human rights campaigns of peaceful protest and organizing in Egypt. Despite harassment and beatings by government and military authorities in the last decade, Kamel continues her brave work for human rights and real democracy.