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Social Media Impact on Emerging Countries

Professional Development Workshop Set 6

Although Africa’s enthusiasm for technology is boosting growth, Africans lack a tradition and understanding of what constitutes their rights as consumers. Explore a case study that looks at the rise of the voice of a new global consumer in Sudan, via a grassroots Facebook movement dedicated to advocating consumer rights.

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Maha Bashri, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, Bradley University

Photo of Maha Bashri, Ph.D. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Bashri worked as a public relations officer for several international organizations, including M’e9decins Sans Fronti’e8res (MSF–Doctors Without Borders) and the United Nations Development Program in Sudan.