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[liberationtech] EFF Event Friday: Social media and the Tunisian Revolution with Sami Ben Gharbia

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at
Mon May 16 16:50:13 PDT 2011

Hello everyone,

The EFF is having an event on Friday with Sami Ben Gharbia on the role of
social media in the Tunisian revolution; if you're local, please come!   See
details below.

Jillian York
Join EFF on Friday to learn the inside story about social media and the
Tunisian Revolution!*

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!

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

About Sami Ben Gharbia

Sami is a Tunisian anti-censorship activist and blogger based in the
Netherlands. He is the co-founder of, 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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