EFF.org event in SF re social media and the Arab Spring

(Hey, the Electronic Frontier Foundation fights for our rights online, and has done so very well. The following event is noteworthy regarding big happenings overseas, reflecting the evolution of politics everywhere.)

Join EFF on Friday to learn the inside story on social media and the Arab Spring!

How important are social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook for international activists fighting for their liberty? Are these networks forging a new international power structure? Tunisian activist Sami Ben Gharbia will join us for a special Geek Gathering to recount the role of social media in the Tunisian revolution. Sami’s presentation and community dialogue will be hosted by Jillian York, EFF’s new Director for International Freedom of Expression.

This all ages event will be held at EFF’s future headquarters in the heart of the Mission. Come see our new home for online rights! Check it out on Facebook.

Friday, May 20, 2011, 7-9 PM
EFF’s Future Headquarters
2567 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

We ask for a $25 contribution, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. EFF member admission is $20 online or at the door with your Member Card.

https://www.eff.org/geekgathering

About Sami Ben Gharbia

Sami is a Tunisian anti-censorship activist and blogger based in the Netherlands. He is the co-founder of nawaat.org, a Tunisian award-winning collective blog about news and politics. Sami serves as Advocacy Director for Global Voices, where he also works on Threatened Voices, a recently developed initiative of the Global Voices Advocacy project. He is the author of a French-language book titled Journey in a Hostile World, which documents his escape from Tunisia.

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