In association with BBC Arabic and Free Speech Debate, The Frontline Club BBC Arabic Series #FCBBCA will look at the reshaping of the societies and politics of the Arab world over the past year and a half.
This event will be discussing the importance of freedom of speech in the Arab world as new fledgling democracies begin to emerge.
Topics of discussion include:
- how will freedom of expression co - exist alongside traditional social, regional, class and religious values?
- how influenced will Arab countries be by Western principles of freedom of speech, or will a new model develop out of the uprisings?
- the work that will have to be done to establish freedom of expression and tackle issues such as the right to information and freedom of the media.
Speakers include Timothy Garton Ash (author of Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, author of ‘history of the present’) and Khaled Fahmy (professor and chair of American University in Cairo’s Department of History).
For more information and registration please visit the website.
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