Egyptian activist and author of ‘Revolution 2.0’, Wael Ghonim, on BBC Newsnight

Last night (Monday 30th January), Jeremy Paxman was joined by Egyptian internet activist Wael Ghonim, author of Revolution 2.0.

Asking Wael what he thought the catalyst for revolution in Egypt one year ago was, Wael spoke about the role of the internet in exposing the lies told to the people by dictators.

You can no longer use state media, propaganda and abuse to force people to believe this is the best they can achieve. Access to the truth is becoming easier and easier for new generations of citizens.

To watch the interview in full go to BBC iPlayer. Wael is Jeremy’s last guest at 41m 20sec.

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