The Next Century Foundation in association with the Department of Journalism at City University London
The conference is looking at the role of blogging and micro-blogging and will bring bloggers from the Middle East to debate and interact with their Western counterparts in a series of panel discussions.
Speakers to include:
- Professor Adrian Monck - Head of Journalism and Publishing at City University London.
- Guido Fawkes - Political blogger of the day - received wide recognition for breaking the news of leaked e-mails from Damian McBride.
- Karim Arafat - Co-founder of Watwet, the Arabic twitter and Tootcorp.
- Slugger O'Toole - Northern Ireland Politics Blog and Head of Political Blogs, Telegraph Group.
- Badrakhan Al-Sindi - Editor in Chief of Iraqi Al -Ta'akhi newspaper.
- Andrew Miller - Political Editor and author of Bagehot column, The Economist.
- Mark Jones - Reuters Global Community Editor.
- Mona Eltahawy - Egyptian/US Columnist, Analyst & Blogger.
- Andrew Sparrow - Senior Political Correspondent, Guardian website & Orwell Prize 2009 shortlisted Blog.
- Oren Yakobovich - Leads the video department of Israeli Human Rights group B'Tselem. Founder of 'Shooting Back".
Official Website: http://www.city.ac.uk/news/archive/2009/05_May/06052009_2.html
Added by nico_macdonald on May 10, 2009