Sunday 23 October 2016

Readings About Revolution

As a first-time SXSW attendee, there’s hardly a better way to kick off the experience than to jump right in… On Friday, I’m really looking forward to be moderating the Lessons Learned from the Arab Spring Revolutions panel at SXSW on Friday. I’ll be joined by an impressive panel comprised of Frontline journalist Azmat Khan; Habib Haddad, Founder of YallaStartup; Katherine Maher, a technology and international development specialist from the National Democratic Institute; Susannah Vila, Director of Content and Outreach for (client); and Mashable’s Community Manager Vadim Lavrusik.

I anticipate a lively, thorny and wide-ranging debate as we look at the causes of revolution and the uses – and limitations – of social media in the region. If you’re attending SXSW, I hope you come by. Your comments at the event and online are welcome (#ArabSpring).

In the meantime, here’s a list of articles, videos and podcasts that I gathered in preparing for our session. Please share any other suggested reading, viewing and listening in the comments below.

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