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Friday Lunch Keynote: A Conversation on the Front Lines of the Arab Revolution

Friday Lunch Keynote: A Conversation on the Front Lines of the Arab Revolution

When: Friday, 1:00 pm
Where: Salon E-G

As the Arab Spring turns into the Arab Fall, we’ll explore what’s it like to be on the front lines of the revolutions and protests that transfixed the world and inspired a wave of action. Mixed into the discussion will be a clear-eyed look at the groundbreaking role social media played on both sides in Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

Session Updates (13)

I’ve always valued the idea of being removed from the story …I’ve never been in a situation where [there was a profound impact] on me… at that point, I weighed my journalistic values on one side and my country on the other. I became part of the story in a lot of ways… but I have no regrets.

- Rehab El-Bakry, @Rehab_Elbakry

#ona11 @arabist giving good background to the Arab spring,says FB provided an important platform well before the events escalated #springkey
Sep 23 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Observing the various tweets and determining what is really happening requires a form of situational awareness. – Andy Carvin. @stevejfox, @kimbui and @KaitlinFlanigan tweet additional detail.

.@acarvin on curating: If you just follow 1-2 activist you have to remember the role they’re playing themselves. #springkey#ONA11
Sep 23 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

Carvin analyzed information based on emotions (emoticons) and language in order to determine which information to share. Whether this is “full-on journalism or oral history or something in-between,” it’s important.

Tunisia did not even register on the map of mainstream global media… our job as social media activists was to force that video on the news cycle and to force people to recognize that this was news.

- Nasser Weddady in response to a question from the audience

Panel suggesting that manstram media routinely turned down editorials/stories but @globalvoices impact huge role untold #ona11 #springkey
Sep 23 via Twitter for BlackBerry®FavoriteRetweetReply

“We could help thousands of people learn how to use the web to reshape newsrooms” says @msurmanhttp://ow.ly/6Dalz#ona11 @ONAConf
Sep 23 via HootSuiteFavoriteRetweetReply

@NYT_JenPreston How can we get Americans to care about Middle East uprisings/developments? #ONA11 #springkey
Sep 23 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

@NYT_JenPreston no need to go through the stream, all unanswered #springkey questions are saved at @MathildePiard/favorites :) #ona11
Sep 23 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

When Revolution and New Media Collide: Covering the Arab Spring

A conversation on being on the front lines of the Arab Revolutions.

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