Social Media & the Tunisian Revolution
Sami Ben Gharbia
Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
Conference 20 July 2012
Sami Ben Gharbia, outgoing editor of Global Voices Advocacy (advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org) addresses the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference on 20 July 2012. He speaks about the role of digital activism in the 2010 Tunisian revolution and the Arab spring. He shares some of the strategies used to expose government corruption and nepotism and to combat its censorship, both online and offline.
In addition he touches on the involvement of Wikileaks and Anonymous in assisting the campaign.
Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of Monash University's Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, chairs the question time that follows the presentation.