Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 about Activism on Friday 11th March

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  • Lessons Learned from the Arab Spring Revolutions

    by Azmat Khan, Habib Haddad, Vadim Lavrusik, Susannah Vila, Katherine Maher and Russell Dubner

    The current events in the Middle East and North Africa have shone a spotlight on how activists and ordinary citizens are using social media and connection technologies both to organize for social change and as to broadcast information from the streets in near real time. Our panelists will address questions such as, "What have been the most innovative and interesting uses of 21st century technologies in the recent campaigns?", "What are the ways activists are effectively leveraging 21st century technologies for their benefit?", "How could they use these tools more effectively and what lessons can protesters in other regions of the world learn?" and "How do we think these tools can be leveraged in these societies to improve democracy and open government?"

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Friday 11th March

    In Town Lake Ballroom, Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake