The Next Step: Post-Arab Spring

Throughout the International Anti-Corruption Conference, we’ll post exclusive interviews about what happens after the workshops and panels are over. We’ll look at what was accomplished and what strategies participants can actually take back to their countries to fight corruption.

One of the topics that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue here in Brasilia is the Arab Spring and the debate over what the next steps should be and whether change is happening fast enough. So, we decided to dedicate two episodes of The Next Step to different perspectives on what needs to happen in the Arab Region, post-Arab Spring.

Our first guest is an Iraqi parliamentarian from Kurdistan in Northern Iraq, Susan Shahab-Nouri.

Our next guest is Hadeel Qazzaz. She works with the NGO Integrity Action. She is from Palestine and just moved to Calgary, Canada.

The Next Step: Corruption & Change in the Arab Region

Throughout the International Anti-Corruption Conference, we’ll post exclusive interviews about what happens after the workshops and panels are over. We’ll look at what was accomplished and what strategies participants can actually take back to their countries to fight corruption.

On this episode of The Next Step we look at corruption and transformation in the Arab region. Panelists and participants shared a variety of perspectives and there was a lot of debate, reflecting the complicated nature of the region post-Arab Spring.

After the session, we caught up with two people who’ve been in the thick of the region’s historic change: Mona Salem, Social Contract Centre (Egypt) and Abdulnabi Alekry, Bahrain Transparency Society.

Produced by Ryan Hicks and Manuel Medina