Egyptian Revolution Anniversary: Wael Ghonim and Ahmed Rehab on Chicago Public Radio


National Public Radio affiliate Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell interviews Ahmed Rehab and Wael Ghonim on the current state of affairs in Egypt one year after the revolution.

Ghonim’s Facebook page, “We Are All Khaled Said”, became a symbol of the Egyptian revolution and of the rest of the revolutions spreading through the middle east. Ghonim recently released a book, “Revolution 2.0″ a memoir chronicling his experience in the revolution and beyond. “The power of the people is greater than the people in power,” says Ghonim.

Rehab traveled to Egypt on Jan 23, two days before the revolution broke out, and participated in the street protests while blogging and running interviews with media outlets in the US. “The most important thing moving forward is determining the right measurements of success: it’s about fixing process, not changing persons,” says Rehab.

Both Ghonim and Rehab agreed that the election was not only the fairest in Egypt in generations but pivotal in that it portends a continuing democratic process that only found its beginning in Tahrir Square but by no means ended there.


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