How Social Media Fueled Unrest in Middle East

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

Join two New York Times reporters as they discuss the role of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, mobile, and citizen journalists during the popular uprisings that have swept through North Africa and the Middle East. What worked? What are some of the opportunities and potential pitfalls moving forward for human rights activists using social media tools?

About the speakers

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Brian Stelter

I report on TV & media for The New York Times. I'm working on a book about morning TV. For Q's and news tips: bstelter@gmail.com | 212-556-4668 | 240-793-2483 bio from Twitter

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Jennifer Preston

Journalist. First Social Media Editor @nytimes. Now combining original reporting & UGC on NYT's @TheLede for multi-media storytelling.

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19 attendees

  • Abbi Siler
  • Ben Essen
  • Brian Stelter
  • chris eaton
  • Caroline Giegerich
  • Dan Joyce
  • Danny O'Brien
  • Alex Howard
  • edwardboches
  • Elja
  • Stephen R. Fox
  • Heleen van Lier
  • Jack Lerner
  • Liz Heron
  • Danny O'B
  • Jennifer Preston
  • Samuel Cole
  • Sarah Rapp
  • Ralph Brandi

19 trackers

  • Alissa Hurley
  • Arena Reed
  • Ben Ward
  • Ryan McCormack
  • Brian Truax
  • Daniel Joseph Byrd
  • Darby Frey
  • Dan Weingrod
  • Orson Ka'ili
  • karina brisby
  • Kyle Wiens
  • lovisa
  • Ben Tesch
  • Mathilde Piard
  • Mike Stenhouse
  • Craig Saila
  • Shannon Darrough
  • Tan Lam
  • Audrey Vaughn

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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Room 5ABC, Austin Convention Center

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