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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-01-20

After Ben Ali: who's next?

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution sparks hope and admiration throughout the Arab world. But François Picard's panel warns of the pitfalls of building democracy in what is now a political vacuum.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Moncef CHEIKH-ROUHOU, Tunisian native and vice-president of Circle of Arab Economists

Mahmoud ISMAIL, Director, Egyptian cultural Center in Paris

Saad DJEBBAR, Algerian-born Human Rights Attorney

George JOFFE, Research Fellow at POLIS, Cambridge University

Amel BOUBEKEUR, Algerian Research Fellow at Higher School for Social Research (EHESS), Paris

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Produced by Louise McWATT, Annelise BORGES, Perrine DESPLATS, Yi SONG

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