Clinton to answer questions from Egyptian youth

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Posted: Feb 22, 2011 1:26 PM
Clinton to answer questions from Egyptian youth

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will answer questions from Egyptian young people in an online interview meant to show U.S. support for the country's pro-democracy movement.

The interview will be posted Wednesday on an Egyptian social media website. The State Department says users have already submitted almost 6,500 written questions, videos and audio files through that website, called Masrawy, or through the State Department.

Masrawy attracts nearly 600,000 visitors each day, mostly Egyptians and many younger than age 35.

Many young people in Egypt have a low opinion of the United States after decades of its support for the autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted earlier this month.

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Online: www.masrawy.com; Twitter feed (at)masrawyfans

State Department's Arabic Twitter account: (at)USAbilAraby