It is springtime, although the weather in Eutropolis is not yet cooperating at the time I am writing this post. One year ago we were struck by the uprisings in North Africa and the Near East. In a very short period of time regimes were toppled and dictators overthrown. Some peaceful, some violently. And still the struggle is going on with
a fragile treaty fighting in Syria and recent protests in Bahrein. There has been a lot of attention for the role the internet and especcially social media have played as catalyst for these events. Is this true, was it an internet propelled revolution? Or is the role Facebook and Twitter played exaggerated? If the presence was so strong and influential why is social media relatively absent in conversations and challenges of politics in the West and dealing with local issues? Can we empower citizens with social media?
Location: Nieuwe Nor, Pancratiustraat 30
Entrance is Free, seats are limited!
We start at 20.00 Hours
This edition we will feature two films exploring the role of social media in the uprisings of spring 2011 that in some countries continue till today. We start at 20.00h we the BBC Documentary How Facebook Changed the world: The arab spring
After a short break we will continue our program with Zero Silence
After both movies we will continue the debate together with a panel and discuss the Arab Spring, social media and the link to local issues. Let us know if you will be there on our facebook event!