January 24, 2011

Tunisia Among First Arab States Taken By New Media

Shaky images taken on cell phones and posted to social networks and sites like YouTube helped propel the popular revolt that forced the president of Tunisia to flee the country. Host Liane Hansen speaks with writer and scholar Marc Lynch about the role both new and old media played in the Tunisian revolution, and how similar scenarios could play out in the rest of the Arab world.

To read the full transcript, visit NPR.org.