Islam and Democracy, with Akbar Ganji (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
Islam and Democracy, with Akbar Ganji (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 10/2/2006; 59 minutes


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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Iranian journalist and human rights activist Akbar Ganji for a discussion of the dynamics of change in Iran. Topics covered include the Iranian Revolution in comparative context, the problem of establishing democracy in Islamic societies, power in Iran, and U.S. Iranian Relations. Ganji also talks about his work as an investigative journalist in Iran and his political imprisonment. (#11934)

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