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How Live Video Fueled the Fire for #OccupyGezi

Today, revolutions aren’t televised - they’re tweeted, streamed, and blogged. On May 31st, no major news organization was broadcasting from the streets of Turkey. Activists and journalists alike were prevented from getting access to cellular data and Internet as a means of thwarting news of tear gas, injury, bombings and civilian casualties. Except one. Tim Pool, citizen journalist and Vice contributor utilized streaming video, Twitter, Google Glass and more to unveil the conflict in Gezi worldwide. Vice’s reporting via Livestream received over 310 thousand viewers, from 186 countries with almost 3 million viewers worldwide accessing live video to gain information on the protests with 25% of those live videos coming from mobile devices. Join CEO & Co-Founder of Livestream Max Haot along with Tim Pool, himself, as they dive into how streaming media is driving growth for political change in Turkey and beyond.

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Learning Objectives

  1. What is live video’s impact on broadcast journalism?
  2. Why is live streaming gaining momentum over traditional broadcasting mediums?
  3. How will the progression of online content shape the future of broadcasting?



Kathryn Farmer, Marketing Coordinator, Livestream

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