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2022 in Review: TIMEP’s Top 5 Podcast Episodes

TIMEP looks back at the podcast episodes that our community loved most in 2022.

As 2022 comes to an end, as part of a series spotlighting our most popular content of the year, we look back at the Conversation Six discussions hosted by TIMEP that you loved most this year.

This year, we used Conversation Six’s podcast platform to speak with experts and advocates to unpack pressing developments in real-time—whether it was Lebanon’s crackdown on the LGBTQI+ community, President Kais Saied dissolving Tunisia’s parliament, or what to understand about Sudan’s new transitional agreement.


1. Hussein Cheaito on Lebanon’s LGBTQI+ Pride Crackdown

In June, Lebanon‘s Ministry of Interior directed security forces to forcibly disband all Pride Month events. Lebanon-based Nonresident Fellow Hussein Cheaito spoke with TIMEP’s Audrey Bolus to unpack the timing, impact, and context of the crackdown on Lebanon’s LGBTQI+ community.



2. Maya Gebeily on Food Insecurity in Egypt and Lebanon

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine made even the simplest food items inaccessible for many already-struggling families across the MENA region. Maya Gebeily spoke with TIMEP Executive Director Ramy Yaacoub in a 6-minute snapshot of how food security was affected by Russia’s war, particularly in Egypt and Lebanon.


3. Mohammad Dhia Hammami on Kais Saied’s Dissolution of Tunisian Parliament

In March, Tunisian President Kais Saied dissolved Tunisia’s parliament mere hours after the body voted on legislation to reverse his July 2021 decrees. TIMEP’s Ramy Yaacoub spoke with Mohammad Dhia Hammami on what Saied’s move means for democracy in Tunisia.



4. Omar Badr on Lebanon’s Parliamentary Elections

Ahead of Lebanon’s May 15 parliamentary elections, TIMEP’s Ramy Yaacoub spoke with Sawti’s Omar Badr on what the results of the vote might tell us about the rapidly changing political dynamics for both opposition and traditional sectarian parties.



5. Hamid Khalafallah on Sudan’s Transitional Agreement

In December, Sudan‘s coup leaders signed an agreement with civilian groups to put an end to 13 months of military rule since the October 2021 coup. Nonresident Fellow Hamid Khalafallah spoke with TIMEP’s Audrey Bolus on the content of the agreement, some of its shortcomings, and what it may mean for Sudan’s future.


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