Thursday, December 6, 2012

Podcast: Egypt's Constitution



Egypt has been fraught with violent rioting since November 22, when President Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration. The decree effectively places President Morsi above the law -- at least until the country adopts a new constitution.

The draft constitution, which is set to go to referendum on December 15, has raised controversy. The Constituent Assembly, the body appointed to write the new constitution, is dominated by Islamists. And members of the liberal opposition believe that the draft constitution does not adequately protect the rights and freedoms of women and children, non-Muslim minorities, and journalists.

Mira Tzoreff, an expert on Egypt and a researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, discusses the draft constitution and the current social and political situation in Egypt.

What do you think Egypt's future holds? Let us know in the comments!


Credits
Shoshi Shmuluvitz - Producer, Editor, Engineer
Ben Silsbee - Executive Producer

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