Mohammed Bouazizi

7 Oct

A report on Mohammed Bouazizi and how he contributed to the Arab Spring

Susanna

Wael Ghonim interview

6 Oct

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/wael-ghonim/

Wael Ghonim explains a lot about people power and how social media was used during the Egyptian revolution.

He also talks about how American media framed 9/11 compared to how they framed the revolution in Egypt.

Worth watching! Or reading the transcript.

Natasha

Egyptian films about the revolution flooding international film festivals

5 Oct

Film festivals around the world this year were flooded with films made in Egypt, by Egyptians, about the revolution.

However, I have not yet found one that is about social media’s role… What is this saying?

 

 

Natasha

“Four principles for the open world”

4 Oct

“You think that social media is about hooking up online? For these kids [in the Tunisian Revolution], it was a military tool to defend unarmed people from murderers.”

 

 

 

Natasha

#digcoa

4 Oct

Our presentation’s hashtag is #digcoa, so if you have any questions or comments during the presentation tweet us and we will answer at the end!