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Ahmed Reflects on the Egyptian Crisis with WGBY

With a strong background in Egyptian affairs, Professor Amel Ahmed recent visited WGBY to provide personal insight to the crisis in Tahrir Square and Egypt more generally. Having recently visited Egypt in 2010, Ahmed's on-the-ground experience illuminates a situation clouded in confusion by providing first-hand accounts of the conditions in the challenged state. Embedded below is the interview with WGBY.

One of Professor Ahmed chief concerns is that of violence. Noting her concern, "Where a non-violent protest doesn't succeed, it naturally moves to violence." In the coming weeks and days, the ability for Egyptians to go about their daily lives will continue to be challenged by the ongoing stand-off between citizens and the government. 


Egypt Crisis from WGBY on Vimeo.

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