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‘Networked’ protests in Tunisia

‘Networked’ protests in Tunisia

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout discusses the important role of social networking sites in Tunisia's protests.

January 16, 2011 4:52 by

It is out of the ordinary to witness protests in this region. The latest demonstrations in Tunisia have been made by protestors angry at high unemployment, corruption, rising prices, and restrictions on civil freedoms in the Arab nation.

Here’s the more unusual fact: The nationwide wave of demonstrations in Tunisia was organized and supported through online social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, with people posting their own video footage.

Read more: Tunisian leader bows to unrest, sets departure date

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