Bel Arabi Podcast

bel arabi podcast

Our Bel Arabi Podcast is a unique platform in the MENA region. Our host Maher Gabra, Journalist, Writer, and Digital Content Creator interviews select voices from the Middle East and sometimes western countries. The goal of the discussions is to shed light on topics not often addressed and to encourage listeners to consider ideas and perspectives that may not be the same as those they hear in their local media.

The first season of the podcast featured nine internationally recognized experts and intellectuals in eight episodes, but the best is yet to come!

Episode 1: Development and Creation of Arabic Content with Yara Asmar, Regional Strategy Manager at FNF MENA and Faisal Al-Mutar, Founder and President of Ideas Beyond Borders

Episode 2: Life Experience Under the Rule of ISIS with Amin Diaa, English and Translation Professor at University of Mosul and the Wikipedia & Translation Project Manager at Bayt Alhikma 2.0 Organization

Episode 3: Women’s Rights between Religious Interpretations and Civil Legislation with Rabab Kamal, Researcher and Writer

Episode 4: Working in the Field of Space with Diana Alsindy, Propulsion Development Engineer at Virgin Orbit

Episode 5: What are the Effects of Climate Change on our Region? And How do we Face them? With Dr. Hakima El Haite, President of Liberal International, Former Minister, and Environmental and Climate Sciences Expert

Episode 6: About the Media and Change Making in the Arab World with Rawan Damen, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) Director General

Episode 7: What does the Election of Joe Biden Mean for the Middle East? With Dr. Paul Salem, President of The Middle East Institute

Special Episode on the occasion of Human Rights Day: How does Business Development Contribute to Improving Human Rights Conditions? With Yasser Akkaoui, Corporate Governance and Human Rights Activist


Listen to the podcast playlist right here!