The Arab Uprisings: The Use of Social Media and the Role of the BBC World Service
Liliane Landor, Controller, Languages, BBC Global News
Chair: Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
The use of social media by demonstrators played a pivotal role in developments during the Arab uprisings. The speaker will explore the role of social media and how journalists worked to capture the mood of the people and explain the implications of events, bringing in a wide range of voices and opinions.
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