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Shahira Amin und Edit Schlaffer in Kairo, Mai 2011

Post-Revolution Egypt: Inclusive Democracy in the Making

A Journalist’s View

13.10.2011  18:30
Amerika Haus, Friedrich Schmidt Platz 2, 1010 Wien

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Post-Revolution Egypt:
Inclusive Democracy in the Making
A Journalist’s View

A TALK AND DISCUSSION WITH

Shahira Amin
CNN.com, Cairo

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
6:30 P.M.


AMERIKA HAUS
FRIEDRICH-SCHMIDT-PLATZ 2, 1010 VIENNA

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In the middle of the Egyptian Revolution, Shahira Amin resigned as Deputy Head of Nile TV live on air in protest of the state television channel’s censorship of the uprising, as she did not want to betray the young revolutionaries on Tahrir Square. While violent clashes raged just outside her office, Amin was only allowed to report on pro-Mubarak rallies.
The revolution in Egypt, which unleashed the suppressed hopes of the whole region, is now facing a whole new set of challenges. But throughout, one central question looms—where are the women? They were the symbol of the “New Egypt” in the mass protests on Tahrir Square, but are the subsequent developments placing in doubt women’s continued growing participation in the public and political spheres?

 
 

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