The Arab Spring and Social Media

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Dr. Pablo Blesa from Catholic University in Murcia, Spain examines the role of education, communication and social media in the Middle East beginning with Tunisia Revolution in December 2010. How has access to education and internet (or lack thereof) impacted Arab economies and government? His talk entitled, “The Arab Spring and Social Media: New Tools for Democracy and Government Oppression – A Look at the Middle East in 2011” was recorded at the UAA Bookstore on Sept. 22.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., repeats Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

RECORDED: Thursday, September 22, 2011

SPEAKER: Dr. Pablo Salvador Blesa Aledo, Provost, Catholic University San Antonia de Murcia, Spain, professor international relations and communication,



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