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How Facebook Changed the World—The Arab Revolutions

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Journalist Mishal Husain uses mobile phone footage and social media postings to chart the uprisings of the Arab Spring.
Issue 2267

Journalist Mishal Husain uses mobile phone footage and social media postings to chart the uprisings of the Arab Spring.

It also looks at the role of organising over the internet in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Libya.

The fetishism of journalists over the role of the internet can sometimes be grating.

It wasn’t Facebook that overthrew Hosni Mubarak or Ben Ali—it was the people in the streets and workplaces which did that.

But that criticism aside, this promises to be a fascinating record of the experiences of ordinary people in changing the world.

9pm, 5 September
BBC Two

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