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Event: Tweets from Tahrir (the film)

Join openDemocracy for a film screening of Tweets from Tahrir followed by Q&A session with Director Adib Nessim.

Arab Awakening
5 June 2012

Tweets from Tahrir (the film)
Thursday, June 14th | 6:30-9pm

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Venue: The-Hub Kings Cross, 34b York Way, N1 9AB London, United Kingdom

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Join openDemocracy for a film screening of Tweets from Tahrir followed by Q&A session with Director Adib Nessim.

In 2011 Cairo's "Twitterati" tweeted their revolution for 18 days in and around Tahrir Square. Young, urbane and highly motivated, their tweets revealed the truth of the scale of the uprising which Egypt's state media sought to hide. It gave a street-level minute-by-minute account of the bravery and persistence of the Egyptian people which resulted in the downfall of a dictator.

A year later Al Jazeera talks to some of those who posted on twitter to hear in more than 140 characters what they thought then, and what they feel now about developments since the heady days of February 2011.

The film is based on a book by Alex Nunns and Nadia Idle of the same name and published by OR books. For more information on the book see here.

Should we allow artificial intelligence to manage migration?

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue Senior director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

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