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October 08 2011


No longer private - this year's Arab Bloggers meeting

Guardian :: If you've been following the so-called Arab spring you've also probably read an article asking whether Facebook was behind it all. Many news outlets debated the role of social media in bringing about these momentous events. What you probably haven't read about though is the history of the painstaking online activism that paved the way for the revolutions that toppled dictators. To hear that story, you needed to be in Tunis this week, where a group of leading bloggers from more than 20 countries across the Middle East and beyond were gathering for the first time since the revolutions began.

Continue to read Yazan Badran, www.guardian.co.uk

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