HOW FACEBOOK CHANGED THE WORLD: THE ARAB SPRING
Mishal Husain meets the people behind the headlines who changed the Arab world forever
In this dramatic two part series Mishal Husain goes in search of the young activists across the Arab world who overcame their fear and took to the streets to protest against the brutality of their governments. She shows how they used technology to outsmart the authorities and she meets the young people in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya whose protests led to full scale revolution.
For the first time ever world changing events were recorded as they happened by the man and woman on the street, whose weapons weren't guns and bombs, but their laptops and mobile phones.
Libyans using the internet
In the second film Husain travels to other parts of the Arab world where the struggle is still going on. She challenges the Bahraini government about its brutal crackdown and she meets Syrian activists who are engaged in a cyberwar with their government. They continue to risk their lives to get video footage of massacres to the wider world, while the Syrian regime fights back, torturing mobile phone users and shutting down the internet.
Series Producer: Emma Whitlock
Executive Producer: Darren Kemp
Tx September 2011
Genius Of Britain – A Five Part Series On Channel 4Extraordinary stories of human endeavour told by Britain’s best loved scientists.
Emma on location with Richard Dawkins
Evolution – steam power – atomic energy – the computer. British science has made a major contribution to the modern world. The nation's most celebrated scientists and innovators tell the stories of the men and women whose flashes of genius transformed our world.
This series is about character and conflict, rivalry and obsession. These are stories of fearless men and women who push boundaries – who inject themselves with deadly infections, drink poison, blow themselves up and steal corpses from graves – all in the name of science.
Emma on location with David Attenborough
“Utterly splendid” Observer
““An intelligent but accessible account of the lives of men and women who had shaped the course of history” The Guardian
“Brilliant...this smart, tightly scripted production does a fine job celebrating British ingenuity. More please” Times
Compelling and educational” The Daily Mail
“Impressive...fascinating” The Independent
Commissioning Editor: David Glover
Executive Producer: Rachel Bell
Series Editor: Emma Whitlock
Tx: June 2010