140 characters? Well, not exactly but that puts us on the path to discovering that this opposition is not solely the result of Tunisia. While it may be argued that was the final catalyst, Egypt’s voice of opposition has used social media for years. Groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and April 6th movement have learned many lessons in how to use social media tools effectively. David Faris joins Tom this week to give us an in-depth look at the background of that movement and how it is culminating into actual change.
Jump to this week’s SHOW PAGE to find out more about the intersection social media networks and opposition in Egypt.
This week’s show was recorded on Friday afternoon. If you have questions for us or David, you can send them through email (Tom will tell you in the show’s intro) or through Twitter. We’ll be streaming from KFNX’s website Sunday, February 6 at 5pm EST | 3pm MST and have the edited podcast and Week In Review ready early in the week for download.
- In Egypt and Tunisia, Lessons for Autocrats Everywhere (nytimes.com)
- Some thoughts on social media and the protests in Egypt (reportr.net)
- Clinton: Mideast must reform despite risks (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Clinton warns ‘perfect storm’ brewing in the Middle East (ctv.ca)
- Yemen demonstrators rally for, against government (sfgate.com)