Jan 29, 2011 | 11:05Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Middle East Demographics Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Middle East Demographics Jan 29, 2011 | 11:05As part of our project, Shift, we'll look at the demographics behind the protests that are sweeping over Tunisia, Egypt and now Yemen. Nearly one in five people living in the Middle East are between the ages of 15 and 24. And many of them are stuck - unable to launch into adulthood thanks to poor educational and job prospects. Many observers say this is a key element in the protests and that it is likely to fuel more.
Aug 4, 2010 | 11:00Dispatches August 26, 2010 Dispatches- Evans documentary Audio
Dispatches August 26, 2010 Dispatches- Evans documentary Aug 4, 2010 | 11:00Once, in Cairo, Rick was politically-corrected by a taxi driver.
They were discussing Egypt's place in the Arab world. The man said: "We are not Arabs. We are Pharonic people."
It's surprising that some Egyptians still identify with long-dead Pharoahs from the pre-Islamic past. But Margaret Evans discovers that among Cairo's cultural elite there is a feeling that the long reign of the current Pharoah is reducing Egypt to a cultural afterthought.