The Struggle for Public Space in Egypt

A discussion with
Khaled Dawoud
Al-Dostour Party

Moderated by
Mirette F. Mabrouk
Deputy Director for Regional Programs, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

In the last year, space for public debate and contestation has shrunk dramatically in Egypt. Civil society is struggling to maintain its resolve in the face of growing government pressures and mounting public suspicion. Egypt’s political parties are trying to figure out how to navigate a new legislative election law that threatens to marginalize their role in the next parliament. Large sections of the media have spiraled into partisan hyperbole, complicating the possibility of balanced public debate.
Veteran Egyptian journalist and spokesman for Al-Dostour party Khaled Dawoud will offer his insider’s perspective on current challenges facing media, civil society, and political parties, and what role they can hope to play in Egypt. Please join the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East for an engaging discussion with a prominent Egyptian journalist and activist on this timely issue.

Khaled Dawoud is assistant editor-in-chief of Al Ahram Weekly and the official spokesperson for the social-liberal Al-Dostour Party. Mirette F. Mabrouk is the deputy director for regional programs at the Hariri Center. 

DATE: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TIME: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Atlantic Council
1030 15th St NW, 12th floor
Washington, DC 20005

We will be live tweeting this event. Please follow @ACmideast and use #ACEgypt to join the conversation. Please note that this invitation is non-transferable.