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The Internet and Political Change in the Middle East at MIT
On Wed, May 4, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. MIT Museum Director John Durant and international guests discussed for t the role – and control – of the Internet during periods of social and political change. This special breakfast-time Soap Box featured informal café-style conversation with experts in Cambridge and (by live link) in Cairo Egypt, with whom we discussed the (ab)uses of electronic social networks during the recent "January 25 Revolution". Talk was by Ethan Zuckerman, Senior Researcher, Berkman Center, Harvard University & Dr Marlyn Tadros, Executive Director, Virtual Activism , as well as speakers from Cairo, including Mahmoud Salem, Blogger [sandmonkey.org].
Event was co-sponsored by the Technology and Culture Forumwith additional support from the National Science Foundation.
Event is archived and may be viewed here: WEBCAST
Last Updated (Friday, 06 May 2011 21:01)