Roundtable

028 – In the Mirror: What Went Wrong with the Arab Spring?

Hosted by and with guests Khalid Albaih, Amir Nasser, Wael Ghonim, Abdulrahman al Mansour
At the Oslo Freedom Forum last year, 7 activists from the Arab region found ourselves in a room together. This is the discussion which followed - on identity, exile, activism, trauma and healing, whether the Arab Spring failed, and different visions of what the future holds. It was nuanced and surprisingly self-critical, but there was no cynicism or defeatism in the room - just the maturity of taking the long term view, as we recalibrate for the future.

Mentioned in this episode:
Asma Khalifa’s Oslo Freedom Forum speech
Wael Ghonim’s Oslo Freedom Forum Speech 
Ahmed’s blog on hat the Oslo Freedom Forum means to us

Join the discussion on Twitter #ArabTyrantManual or tweet us @iyad_elbaghdadi, @gatnash.

| 40 Minutes | Audio Size 36 MB
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