Nazif on Hardtalk MP3

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif was on BBC's Hardtalk a few days.ago. I've made an audio-only MP3 recording of the show here for those who'd rather not watch it streaming in RealPlayer. The interview covered a range of democracy-related issues and is interesting for the vapid answers Nazif gave on issues such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the secular opposition, the use of torture and political prisoners.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,