Inside Story: Can Egyptians recover their ‘lost’ revolution?

On the 25th of January, 2011, tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets demanding bread, freedom and dignity.

Eighteen days later, long-time president Hosni Mubarak was toppled. Some thought Egypt had changed for ever.

But five years on, some Egyptians believe that not much has changed.

The country that sometimes thinks of itself as regional leader is hardly looked to as an example at present.

President Sisi’s opponents accuse him of an old-school, authoritarian style. Some say the state has become even more repressive than under Mubarak.

So what went wrong with Egypt’s revolution?

Presenter: Jane Dutton


Samer Shehata – Associate professor of Middle East politics and international relations, Doha Institute for Graduate studies

Salah Abou-El-Fadl – Member of the Social Democratic Party in Egypt

Nader Omran – Former spokesman of Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party

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