Activists from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen discuss future at Spring Festival

Ahram Online, Thursday 3 May 2012

The Culture Resource will hold a seminar entitled ‘Future Manifesto’ in Ewart Hall at the American University in Cairo’s Tahrir campus for the Spring Festival

Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah (Photo: Ahram Archives)

Activists from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen will participate in the discussion 'Future Manifesto' moderated by Nevine Mossad, political science professor at Cairo University, taking place as part of the Spring Festival in Ewart Hall in AUC's Tahrir campus at 8pm.

According to a press release by the Culture Resource, the seminar will give an opportunity for young activists involved in Arab revolutions to express their views on rights, freedoms, economics, internal politics and what the future holds for the Arab world. The main question of the evening will be: “What would you do if you had the chance to get to power in your country?”

Tunisian activist and blogger, 29-year-old Aziz Amamy will be taking part in the seminar. Amamy spent 12 years in protests in institutions, universities and factories, and he was also involved in the battle for internet freedom in Tunisia.

From Egypt activist and blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah will be participating. Abdel-Fattah was recently referred to State Security Court for refusing to appear before a military court as a civilian and was released on 25 December 2011.

Fathi Tarbel, lawyer and representative of youth in the Libyan Transitional Council will participate. He was arrested in a protest on 15 February 2011 in Benghazi at the start of the Libyan revolution.

From Yemen, lawyer and activist Nabila El-Mofty, who participated in establishing the Civil Alliance for the Revolution in Yemen, will participate.

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