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Digital Dissidents: Sowing the seeds of Egypt’s revolt

Event Date: 
June 15, 2011 - 17:30 - 19:30

Digital Dissidents: Sowing the seeds of Egypt’s revolt
David Wolman, Contributing editor at Wired

David Wolman (a contributing editor at Wired) retraces the forces behind the Egyptian revolution, revealing the grassroots organizing that helped make it possible, and showing how a small band of digital activists risked their lives and helped bring down the government of Egypt. Wolman, who began reporting on digital activism in Egypt back in 2008, tells the story of Ahmed Maher, a.k.a. Ghosty, and his fellow activists in a group called April 6 Youth. Step by strategic step, Wolman delineates how a simple Facebook group evolved into a virtual operations center, galvanizing and organizing young people to risk their lives to take on an autocratic regime.

Location:
World Affairs Council
1200 SW Park Avenue, Third Floor (Madison Room)
Portland, Oregon
United States

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