Today’s Woman: The show will begin with coverage of current events, focusing on issues related to women. Next, there will be a discussion of Norouz events taking place in Toronto with our phoner guest journalist Mrs. Fariba Sahraei. The next segment will discuss different types of Norouz celebrations taking place in Central Asia, focusing on Norooz traditions in Afghanistan with our in-studio guest Najiba Salam, VOA Afghan Service broadcaster. The last segment will focus on the future of women's rights issues in Iran with our phoner guests from Iran women rights activist Mrs. Khadije Moghaddam and Mrs. Bahareye Hedayat, human rights and student activist.
News & Views: We will investigate reports that Germany and Israel will try to initiate an international conference aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear program, as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed during their working meeting in Jerusalem on Monday. Olmert and Merkel discussed steps to continue the international pressure on Iran that has developed following the third round of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council. We will have our UN correspondent report on the comments of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in which he warned that military action against Iran would be "a real disaster" and the Middle East could explode if the international community does not handle the many conflicts in the region very carefully. We will have Turkey stringer Ali Javanmardi live on camera from Ankara to update reports of Iranian shelling of Kurdish villages.
Roundtable: Mr. Sepehr Zangeneh, researcher, and fellow at Georgetown University joins Roundtable to discuss the most important events in Iran over the last year.
Late Edition reports on the latest from the U.S. presidential campaign trail.
NewsTalk reviews the week’s most significant events with PNN contributors Shayan Samaii and Nasser Mohammadi and Montgomery College adjunct political science professor Aram Hessami.