Fakiha Baig speaks to Toronto-based rapper Omari Parsons

Independent Arts Report: Listen now to New Now’s Fakiha Baig’s exclusive interview with Omari Parsons, an underground rapper from Toronto known for his diverse array of witty and intelligent lyrics.

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Fakiha Baig speaks with Donald Pratt about the wrongful extradition case of Hassan Diab

Feature Report: Donald Pratt from the Justice for Hassan Diab committee joined News Now’s very own Fakiha Baig on the phone to speak about the extradition case of Hassan Diab. Donald discussed the connection between Hassan’s middle eastern background and the decision to extradite him with little to no evidence. In light of a national security panic Canada has been going through, Donald provides us with insight on some possible links between Hassan’s middle eastern and arab background, and the supreme court’s decision. @FakihaBaig @friendsofhdiab #Diab #cdnpoli #Diabsupport

Fakiha Baig speaks to Amar Wala about his documentary The Secret Trial 5

Arts Report: Toronto filmmaker Amar Wala will be speaking with News Now’s Fakiha Baig about his documentary The Secret Trial 5. The film tells the story of 5 Muslim men who were held in Canadian prisons for nearly 30 years combined. It challenges Canada’s national security laws and an “immigration process” in Canada that allows for the indefinite jailing of non-citizens without charge.

Fakiha Baig discussion with Dhruv Jain about the situation in India

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York Community Report: Dhruv Jain from the International Campaign Against War on the People of India – Toronto joined News Now’s Fakiha Baig to continue their discussion about the situation in India and how the current government has intensified its repression on thousands of people in India. Dhruv will also be discussing how York University is helping and providing support to India’s oppressive regime. For more info visit: http://icawpitoronto.wordpress.com

Haseena Manek with Farrah Khan from Outburst

Listen to News Now’s Haseena Manek in an exclusive interview with Farrah Khan of Outburst! A Young Muslim Women’s Project which has recently launched a poetry workshop series. Muslim women in Toronto are breaking the silence and speaking out about violence. “Homebound” is a nine-session poetry, spoken word, and editing workshop series that will explore the theme “The Future We Build” organized by Outburst. For more information, go to: www.outburstmovement.com.