Obama's Speech: Reaction in the Arab Press

Commentary from the Muslim world

Friday, June 05, 2009

President Obama received a standing ovation after his speech yesterday in Cairo calling for a “new beginning” between the U.S. and the Muslim world. But was the response around the Muslim world as enthusiastic? Asra Nomani, a Professor of Journalism at Georgetown University, and Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian journalist who writes for the International Herald Tribune, join The Takeaway to take a look at what the Arab press is saying about the speech.

The video below shows a reaction from the Al Jazeera network.

Guests:

Mona Eltahawy and Asra Nomani

Hosted by:

Andrea Bernstein and Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

MJ Davis and Nadia Zonis

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