Digital Activism, Social Media, and the Tunisian Revolution

Be inspried. Sami Ben Gharbia, outgoing editor of Global Voices Advocacy addressed the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference on 20 July 2012.

He spoke about the role of digital activism in the 2010 Tunisian revolution and the Arab spring. He shared some of the strategies used to expose government corruption and nepotism and to combat its censorship, both online and offline.

In addition he touched on the involvement of Wikileaks and Anonymous in assisting the campaign.

Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, chaired the question time that follows the presentation.

Sami was also interviewed on Friday night’s Lateline. The video and transcript are here: Tunisian campaigner discusses online uprising