Ahed Al Hendi Participates in CNN Dialogue's "The Arab 'Spring': A Path to Democracy?"

February 16, 2012


CyberDissidents.org's Ahed Al Hendi attended an event by CNN Dialogues called "The Arab 'Spring': A Path to Democracy?" The following article was published by Emory University, who hosted the event. For the entire article click here. To view CNN Dialogue's Facbook page, click here.


CNN Dialogues, a colloquium devoted to addressing major domestic and international issues, held its fourth event at Glenn Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 9 titled "The 'Arab Spring': A Path to Democracy?" CNN International anchor and correspondent Hala Gorani served as moderator.

Panelists included Ahed Al Hendi, an activist and Arabic programs coordinator at CyberDissidents; Carrie Wickham, associate professor of political science at Emory; Lamees Dhaif, a Bahraini journalist whose writing was banned by the Bahraini government because of her participation in the opposition movement there; Nic Robertson, senior CNN international correspondent who has reported extensive coverage from inside the Arab nations; and Dalia Ziada, activist and director of the American Islamic Congress in Egypt.

Gorani began the discussion by posing the question, "Where are we headed in the Middle East today?" Later she asked, "Who is winning and who is losing in the Middle East?"

She explained how a revolution that started as a Tunisian street protest has spread to other Arab nations and how it has not only altered the political landscape in those countries but also left them in a vulnerable state today.


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