Can Tunisians and Egyptians reclaim their revolutions?

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With the world watching the latest uprisings in Syria and the
continued intervention in Libya the media has largely turned its
attention away from the catalyst of the Arab spring Tunisia and the
next country to oust its president Egypt. But what does the future
hold for these fledgeling democracies? The combination of Tunisia's
'gerontocracy' and its high youth demographic has been a
diminishing trust in the new government. There is also a constant
conflict between the idealists who want all traces of the former
regime erased and the realists who are concerned that further
political upheaval will result in an increase in military power. In
Egypt protesters have returned to Tahrir Square in a bid to salvage
the revolution with a fresh set of demands including the curbing of
the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces' powers an end to military
trials and scrapping of new anti-protest laws. Join us at the
Frontline club with a panel of experts to discuss what the future
holds for Tunisia and Egypt. Chaired by Steve Crawshaw
international advocacy director Amnesty International and co-author
of Small Acts of Resistance How courage tenacity and ingenuity can
change the world. With: Khalid Abdalla is a British-Egyptian actor
producer and activist. His films include United 93 The Kite Runner
Green Zone and the upcoming Egyptian film In the Last Days of the
City filmed during the last two years of Mubarak’s Rule. Co-founder
of Zero Production an independent film and documentary production
house based in Cairo earlier this year he launched Mosireen a
non-profit media centre in downtown Cairo to support filmmakers and
citizen journalists through the revolution. Rosemary Hollis
professor of Middle East policy studies and director of the Olive
Tree Programme at City University. Dr Maha Azzam Associate Fellow
of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.
Brian Whitaker journalist for The Guardian since 1987 and its
Middle East editor fro

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