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Contact: Raphaël Larocque-Cyr
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-6693
Source Site: /newsroom

The Role of Media in the Arab Spring and its Aftermath: The Special Case of Egypt

Wed, 2013-02-06 14:00 - 17:30
Leacock Building : Room 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T7
Price: Free

Inspired by the popular uprisings in Tunisia that led to the fall of Ben Ali’s presidency, Egyptians took to the streets in protest on January 25, 2011, and remained there for 18 days until the capitulation of their President, Hosni Mubarak. Often referred to as the “Arab Spring,” the series of protests that took place in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 have also come to be known as the Twitter or Facebook Revolutions, as these and other social media platforms are often credited for both the spread and extensive international coverage of the uprisings.