March 11th, 2012

Social and war at the CNN Grill

Tonight at the CNN Grill at SXSW, the topic was about the impact of social media and mobile technology on the media’s coverage of war and revolution.  Moderated by Peter Bale, CNN Digital’s general manager for international, CNN’s Ivan Watson, who has just arrived from both Syria and Iran, and PBS Frontline’s Azmat Khan discussed how these social tools have changed the news….and the newsmakers.

The audience also got a first-hand account from Sohaib Aftar, the Pakistani citizen who inadvertently tweeted the raid on Osama bin Laden.

Before the panels, CNN Digital’s Meredith Artley and Mike Toppo previewed a project about modern day slavery in Mauritania called “Slavery’s Last Stronghold.”

For images from the event, click here.  Please credit: Edward M. Pio Roda/CNN