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It has been almost two months and the Arab world is still on fire. Energised by Tunisia's uprising on December 17, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets.

For several weeks, demonstrations intensified - the protesters' grievances morphing from their insistence that the economic lot of the impoverished population be improved, to their demand that Hosni Mubarak, the country's president, step down after 30 years of rule.

On this episode of Inside Story, we look at the differences between the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and how these differences might shape the future of both countries. And, we ask: Does people power actually work?

Joining the programme to discuss this are: Fidaa al-Hammami, a Tunisian activist; Youssef Elbaz, representing activists for the Unified Egyptians in the UK; and Gennaro Gervasio, a lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney and a visiting professor at the American University in Cairo.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, February 6, 2011.

Source: Al Jazeera