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SMBMSP 35 - Activism
Friday, April 22, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)
Social media has become a powerful tool for activism and protests. We've seen the effects across the globe across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as next door in Wisconsin. Our special guests will explore this evolving issue and answer your questions.
Political Risk Correspondent, Reuters
Peter Apps covers a range of stories on the interplay between politics, economics and markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he was emerging markets correspondent based in London after postings in southern Africa and Sri Lanka.
Executive Director & co-founder, The UpTake
Jason Barnett guides the path of The UpTake is a news media organization that merges online video, social media strategy and cutting-edge technologies, tools and access to engage and empower citizen journalists. Since its inception, The UpTake has advanced the frontier of citizen-fueled news gathering, garnering national notoriety through its coverage of the 2008 political conventions, the Minnesota U.S. Senate recount and trial and Wisconsin's recent legislative battles and protests.
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