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A podcast in Arabic that focuses on free and inspiring voices in the Arab world, through episodes where we listen to their stories and ideas.

I wonder who thinks life is one thing and freedom is another, and he does not want to be convinced that freedom is the first component of life and that there is no life without freedom.

Ahmed Lotfy El Sayed

Program Guests

Amin Diaa

English Professor The University of Mosul

Hakima Alhity

A scientist and former Minister of the Environment of Morocco

Diana Al-Sindi

Missile propulsion engineer

Rabab Kamal

Egyptian researcher and writer

Yara Asmar

Strategic Director of the Middle East Branch of FNFF

Faisal Al Mutar

Founder and President Ideas Beyond Borders

Podcast Producer & Presenter

Maher Gabra

Maher Gabra is a journalist, writer and digital content producer interested in issues of individual freedoms, women's and minorities rights, and intellectual and religious reform in the Middle East. Previously, he worked as an editor in chief for the digital division of the Middle East Broadcasting Network (MBN). He has articles on many Arab and American sites, and he writes a weekly article for Al-Hurra.

This podcast is powered by

Ideas Without Borders is the sponsor of the Bayt Al Hikma 2.0 translation program. We share, translate, and support ideas that foster critical thinking, civil rights, human rights, science and pluralism among other ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and pluralistic Middle East that is made by and for the people of the region.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is a creative platform that supports innovation and liberal thought. As a German non-governmental organization, we work with our partners in the MENA region to support the strengthening of the rule of law, the social market economy, democratic institutions, and civil society participation.