TITLE: Oussama Romdhani: The Impact of the Information Technology Revolution on the Youth of Tunisia
SPEAKER: Oussama Romdhani
EVENT DATE: 2008/03/21
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 65 minutes
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Oussama Romdhani, director general of the Tunisian External Communication Agency, made a presentation in the African and Middle Eastern Reading Room on "The Impact of the Information Technology Revolution on the Youth of Tunisia." He commented on the TV viewing habits of the Tunisian public based on a recent Gallup poll, and discussed the impact of satellite dishes in bringing TV programs from Europe and the Middle East to every Tunisian home. He also explained that there were 8.5 million cell phones in Tunisia, which had an impact on family authority, and how the internet promotes modernity and could also be used to recruit young people to radical Islamic causes.
Speaker Biography: Oussama Romdhani is the general director of the Tunisian External Communication Agency, the government body responsible for media regulation.