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Host Mira Nabulsi conducts two interviews with Marwa Mohamed and Gabriele Proglio. The interviews reveal how European governments are actively supporting a system of abuse and exploitation of refugees and migrants by Libya’s Coast Guard, its detention authorities and its smugglers in order to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean.
Marwa Mohamed is a researcher and expert on Libya, working for Amnesty International's Regional Office for North Africa in Tunisia.
Gabriele Proglio received his PhD in Cultural History at the University of Turin (Italy) with a research project about Italian colonial imaginaries. His research interests are cultural and oral history; postcolonial, gender, queer and post-human theory; border and migration studies with a particular focus on Africa and Europe.
Some of his recent publications include, Decolonizing the Meditteranean: European Colonial Heritages in North Africa and the Middle East (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
Host and contributor for Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA) Mira Nabulsi is a Palestinian researcher and communications professional based in California. She is interested in social movements, politics, news, rhetoric, ICT, digital media and language. She has contributed to Global Voices, Syria Deeply. Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East (edited by Dr. Linda Herrera), among other platforms and publications.