Q&A Interruptor Series, No. 13: Sarah Birke

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This week FPI talked to Sarah Birke, Middle East and North Africa correspondent for The Economist, a British weekly with semi-anonymous journalists (it has no bylines). We think it’s high time you meet the brains behind some of the magazine’s best pieces on the region. Sarah is currently based in Cairo but…

Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee-Powerhouse of the 21st Century

Why Leymah Gbowee, women’s rights activist and peace builder does what she does: “[When people ask me] ‘what is your drive?’ I say anger. Anger and pain propels me into action; results and joy keeps me running.” On adopting a former sex worker: “You know how those old ladies always say ‘Jesus will give you…

Why not Wendy?

Wendy Davis, the new liberal “folk hero“, officially announced her run for governor of Texas on Thursday, and both Democrats and Republicans are quick to point out that her underdog fight will be a tough one, not least because of the other labels she’ll have to fight off in order to establish her own. Judith…