Skip to content

The Arab World four years after the Arab Spring- Experiences and perspectives

May 17, 2016 | by: Dalio Sijah

Another interesting topic we will speak about at this year’s POINT 5.0 is The Arab World four years after the Arab Spring- Experiences and perspectives.

Egyptians use their mobile phone to record celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the popular revolt that drove veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak from power, on February 12, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians were still singing and waving flags as dawn broke over a nation reborn, after a popular uprising toppled Mubarak. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/GettyImages)

Nobody knows better what information war and digital war actually means, than those living in oppressed societies filled with government censorship. This situation also gives special meaning to the moment when these information are finally being spread to masses. Where do these societies stand four years after?

Speakers at this session are Walid Al-Saqaf, researcher at Stockholm University (Yemen/Sweden)  Amr Sobhy an information activist and entrepreneur (Great Britain/Egypt) Kevin Coyne from Wasabi (Tunisia) Mohamed Elmejrab from H20 (Libya) and this panel will be moderated by Ahmed Farag.

Session is a part of  POINT 5.0  Day 1  and it will be held in Art Cinema Kriterion starting at 16:30.

Complete program of POINT 5.0 conference is available here.