global post

In partnership with

Is There Hope for Democracy In Egypt? — Live Chat Transcript

by

Egypt’s first democratically elected government has been overthrown and the military is back in power — less than two years after a popular uprising led to President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.

The Muslim Brotherhood is once again being driven underground, its members killed and arrested in an army-led campaign to wipe it off the map.

In Egypt in Crisis, FRONTLINE and GlobalPost correspondent Charles M. Sennott traces how what began as a youth movement to topple a dictator evolved into an opportunity for the Muslim Brotherhood to seemingly find the political foothold it had sought for decades — and then why it all fell apart.

How did the revolution go wrong? Was the Muslim Brotherhood ever really in charge — or was the “deep state” in control all along? And is there any hope for democracy in Egypt? Will the military ever allow it?

We’ve asked Charles Sennott, as well as Marcela Gaviria, one of the film’s producers, to join us in a live chat to answer those questions — and take yours. They’ll be joined by special guest questioner Ayman Mohyeldin, a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in Egypt.

You can leave a question in the chat window below, and come by at 3 p.m. ET on September 18 to join the live discussion.

We’d like to thank GlobalPost and NBC News for partnering with us on today’s chat.

blog comments powered by Disqus

In order to foster a civil and literate discussion that respects all participants, FRONTLINE has the following guidelines for commentary. By submitting comments here, you are consenting to these rules:

Readers' comments that include profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, harassment, or are defamatory, sexist, racist, violate a third party's right to privacy, or are otherwise inappropriate, will be removed. Entries that are unsigned or are "signed" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. We reserve the right to not post comments that are more than 400 words. We will take steps to block users who repeatedly violate our commenting rules, terms of use, or privacy policies. You are fully responsible for your comments.

SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

NEXT ON FRONTLINE

Solitary NationApril 22nd

FRONTLINE on

ShopPBS
Frontline Journalism Fund

Supporting Investigative Reporting

Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Park Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.PBSPark FoundationMacArthur FoundationwyncoteCPB

FRONTLINE   Watch FRONTLINE   About FRONTLINE   Contact FRONTLINE
Privacy Policy   Journalistic Guidelines   PBS Privacy Policy   PBS Terms of Use   Corporate Sponsorship
FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of WGBH Educational Foundation.
Web Site Copyright ©1995-2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.