Posts tagged ‘released’

November 2, 2011

Interview with Michele Jodhan on November 1, 2011

Interview with the lovely Michele Jodhan, Director of the TallMan Foundation and mother of Project Runway Season Nine winner, Anya Ayoung Chee.  Interview aired November 2, 2011 on ieTV, Channel 1, Trinidad.

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February 11, 2011

Wael Ghonim – a man who offers his life for his people.

The man who has become one of the most compelling faces of the Egyptian revolution is a fascinating figure.He doesn’t want to be viewed as a hero but his story is compelling. I have been following him on Twitter but didn’t know the story of his life.

Looking at Wikipedia I see that he really is a patriot who loves his country.

Ghonim persuaded Google to allow him to return to Egypt, citing a “personal problem”.[12] After his arrival, he disappeared on 27 January 2011 during thenationwide unrest in Egypt. His family told Al-Arabiya and other international media that he was missing. Google also issued a statement confirming the disappearance. Many bloggers like Chris DiBona and Habib Haddad campaigned in an attempt to identify his whereabouts. On 5 February 2011, Mostafa Alnagar, a major Egyptian opposition figure, reported Wael Ghonim as alive and detained by the authorities and to be released ‘within hours’.[13] On 6 February 2011,Amnesty International demanded that the Egyptian authorities disclose where Ghonim was and to release him.[14]

Read the Wikipedia entry here.

February 8, 2011

Wael Ghonim’s interview on Dream TV in Egypt – subtitles

Activist and Google executive Wael Ghonin is interviewed by Mona El Shazly following his release from prison. This is the third part of the interview ( with |English subtitles) and it is incredibly moving as he breaks down in tears when shown images of some of the dead.

Click the CC button at the bottom for the subtitles if you are not seeing them.

View part 1 here.

View Part 2 here.