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[email protected] Square: social media lessons for development from the #Arab spring

Date
Time (GMT +01) 18:30 20:00

Speakers:

James Deane - Head of Policy, BBC World Service Trust
Mark Harvey - Executive Director, Internews Europe
Ian Douglas - Technology writer, The Telegraph

Jonathan Glennie - ODI Research Fellow and Guardian Blogger

Chair:

Bettina Peters - Director, Global Forum For Media Development

 

Description

Three months on from the dramatic events in Egypt, ODI and One World Media bring together an expert panel to explore what changes to the media landscape in developing countries could mean for the future of development. Social media opens up new possibilities for getting around restrictive media laws, disseminating information and mobilising political movements. More established forms of media will also continue to empower citizens and encourage accountability. Access to technology is giving millions of people a chance to communicate beyond long established boundaries, but what will this mean for the role of media in developing societies?

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