NPR Specials: The Human Rights Situation In Egypt A panel of guests met at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin Wednesday, February 15th to discuss the revolution in Egypt and the wave of violence that has threatened the status of human rights in the country.
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NPR Specials: The Human Rights Situation In Egypt

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NPR Specials: The Human Rights Situation In Egypt

NPR Specials: The Human Rights Situation In Egypt

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Panelists discuss the latest developments in Egypt at the Hertie School in Berlin. Courtesy of the Hertie School hide caption

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Less than a month ago, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned after thousands of Egyptians protested in the streets for a more democratic and free government.

During those 18 days of protests, violent outbreaks occurred; in many cases demonstrators and journalists were attacked.

For a perspective of the situation on the ground, the Hertie School of Governance and Human Rights Watch organized a panel discussion with experts in the field.

The guests included Katrin Sandmann, a long-time Middle East correspondent in Jerusalem, Christoph Wilcke, senior researcher for the Middle East at Human Rights Watch, and Eldad Beck, the Berlin based Correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Yediot. The discussion was moderated by Wenzel Michalski.