Video-equipped mobile phones have brought into focus important issues that may have otherwise been overlooked. During the most heated moments of the Arab Spring, 100,000 videos were uploaded to YouTube from Egypt, according to the report. The most popular 23 videos were viewed roughly 5.5 million times.
“In countries where there has been repression of traditional media, video has been absolutely crucial; it has played an astonishing role,” said George Azar, a Lebanese-American photographer currently producing documentaries for Al Jazeera, in the report.
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