Ahram to host ex-MP Amr Hamzawy in live Twitter forum

Ahram Online, Tuesday 25 Sep 2012


Egypt's largest news organisation, Al-Ahram, is teaming up with Egyptian politician Amr Hamzawy for a live Twitter discussion that will feature user-generated questions in three languages.

The Thursday forum will be transmitted on Twitter via the handle #AhramTweets. Questions and responses will be available in English, Arabic and French.
Readers can submit questions using the Twitter hashtag #askhamzawy, with @ahramonline choosing a selection for the interview, which will be conducted between 19:00 and 20:00 CMT on Thursday evening.
Ahram Online's news editor Dina Samak will present the questions. Proceedings will be tweeted simultaneously in English, Arabic and French on @ahramonline, @eahram and @ahramhebdo, respectively.
Hamzawy is a well-known political analyst, considered an important figure in post-uprising Egypt. He was an independent Member of Parliament in the now-dissolved People's Assembly.
Thursday's forum will be the first in a regular series of discussions conducted by Al-Ahram with key public figures. Follow #AhramTweets for the latest.
Hamzawy's profile

Amr Hamzawy is a renowned Egyptian liberal politician and activist. He was born in 1967 and founded the Egypt Freedom Party in the aftermath of the January 25 Revolution. He was also an MP in Egypt’s first post-revolution parliament.

Before entering electoral politics, Hamzawy was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, serving as a research director at the organisation’s Beirut office. His research focused mostly on issues of political reform and political Islamist movements in the Middle East. He was also a frequent commentator on pan-Arab media outlets, including Al Jazeera.

Hamzawy currently teaches political science at Cairo University and the American University in Cairo. He received his PhD from the Free University of Berlin.

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