May 8, 2012

An analysis of the state of the Arab uprisings one year after the onset of the Arab Spring. In a panel moderated by BBC presenter Philippa Thomas, Moroccan journalist Ahmed Benchemsi, Sudanese blogger Amir Ahmad Nasr, Bahraini rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, and Libyan blogger Ghazi Gheblawi focus on the successes and failures of the movements, as well as future prospects for the movements. The panelists also discuss how their respective countries have reacted differently to these pro-democracy protests, and why some countries haven’t experienced uprisings at all.