Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cairo: Alive with Activism

Earlier this month, The Nation and PolicyMic.com, two organizations which aim to bring a critical, engaged spirit to discussion on political and social questions, organized a roundtable for young Egyptian activists to debate some of the country’s most pressing issues. Moderated by author Stephen Glain, the conversations ranged from the role of the Muslim Brotherhood and the power of social media in sparking reform to Egypt's ailing economy and the military’s overwhelming control of politics.

Check out the playlist below to a get a firsthand glimpse of the heated debate discussions which suggest that, after thirty years under President Hosni Mubarak’s iron grip on power, Cairo is springing alive with a palpable spirit of activism.


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