From Michigan Public Radio:
The abilities and accessibility of communications technology today evolve at a breathless pace. These sweeping changes affect every facet of human life, including the way people create and communicate collective change.
Using the recent democratic uprising in Egypt as a case study, the Arab American National Museum and Michigan Radio present The Revolution is Online: Social Media + Arab World Uprisings.
This panel discussion allows the public to hear from individuals who witnessed and took part in recent events in Egypt and continue to visit the region to document events and assist in reforms. The panelists offer the public a unique inside perspective on a history-making event that continues to develop and reverberate worldwide, and the role that technology, in particular social media, has played in it.
The panelists are:
* Egyptian American journalist Mona Eltahawy
* Knight Fellow/documentary filmmaker Jigar Mehta
* Atef Said, an Egyptian civil rights attorney and doctoral candidate at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
* Tim Kiska, veteran Detroit journalist and professor at University of Michigan – Dearborn
Michigan Radio News Director Vincent Duffy will moderate
Not saying there is anything nefarious about it.
Just saying that after recent Michigan Public Radio event in Grand Rapids which appeared to be encouraging conversion to Islam, that the NPR affilliate and Arab/Islam interests seem to be working hand in glove.