Libyan Rebels Skype with Lehigh U. Students
April 15th, 2011

Wired Campus reports that a one hour Skype session took place this week between Libyan rebels in Benghazi and a gathering of Lehigh University students and faculty in room on the university campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The event demonstrates a new sort of communicating world that is characterizing the 21st century. From the article:

. . . A translator for the rebel army said he hoped the event would give students and faculty a clearer picture of what’s happening, which would in turn help them spread their message to a wider audience in the United States.

“This is real-time information,” said the translator, who said he did not want to give his name because his outspokenness had led Libyan-government forces to kidnap his brother, who has since been released. “Whatever is happening in the streets is actually conveyed to you.”

He said he was particularly interested in talking with the academic community because many policy makers emerge from its ranks.

“Through people like you we can actually form an idea of what we stand for in terms of values,” he said. . . .

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