Political Activism Among Egypt’s Youth
In the past few years, Egypt has been facing a groundswell of strikes, and protests in the face of continued repression, unemployment, and poverty. Much of the industrial action and opposition is coming from the country’s youth. A third of the population is younger than 15, 60% under the age of 25, unemployment is 10 times higher among the educated than the uneducated, 40% of the population of almost 80 million people live below the poverty line.
Al Jazeera’s program Inside Story investigates the issue of disaffected youth, with speakers from a government affiliated NGO association, an independent journalist, a representative from a youth opposition movement, and the editor of the Muslim Brotherhood’s online journal.
Below are links to the program.