Today’s Woman will interview Fathollah Soltani, Shirin Ebadi’s attorney, and Narges Mohammedi, the Deputy Director of her organization. Fariba Mohajer will discuss the crackdown on Shirin Ebadi, via remote from San Francisco.
News and Views will update on the Gaza crisis with US reactions, and EU reactions. We’ll have a live report from Paris on ministers meeting there and their creation of peace plan, which apparently Israel has rejected, and will report that Iran's president told the Arab League, which meets on Wednesday, it must act quickly to end Israeli attacks on Gaza Palestinians.
There’s also an update on the raids on the offices of dissident attorney Shirin Ebadi. She and her clients may be in "grave danger," Ebadi's fellow Nobel laureates say, and there are reports that claim she will be arrested in the 24 to 48 hrs.
Our reporter in Paris will also discuss news that France has summoned the Iranian ambassador for talks to protest actions against the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Human rights correspondent report Elahae Hicks will wrap up the most significant human rights cases in Iran over the past year.
Roundtable is dedicated to "A Reporter's Notebook". Mr. Arash Aalaei, PNN reporter, will join us to discuss his recent reporting on the status of the environment and air pollution in Tehran.
Late Edition updates on the crisis in Gaza and will report on how the Obama administration might deal with Cuba. There’s also a wrap up on the most important technology stories from the past year, the most significant medical advances in 2008, a report on the best selling singers in the UK the past year, and a preview of the new film “Last Chance Harvey.”
Newstalk features political analysts Alireza Nourizadeh from London and Moshen Sazegara, in the DC studio to discuss news of the week.