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Jan 1, 2009

Israel Uses Twitter for a Media/Citizens' Conference

Another interesting new media story from the Courier-Mail's David Earley, who writes

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Another interesting new media story from the Courier-Mail’s David Earley, who writes:

“THE Israeli government escalated its PR war this morning when it held a world first “Citizens’ Press Conference” about the Gaza incursion, inviting the world to ask questions on social networking site Twitter.

Even before its scheduled start time questions were being asked of the New York Consulate General of Israel’s representative on Twitter, within minutes questions began flooding in and, by the end of the two-hour session, Consul of Media and Public Affairs David Saranga had been peppered with at least 400 questions from all over the world, including Australians who were up before 4am (Queensland time) to take part.”

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Margaret Simons

Journalist, author and director of the Centre for Advanced Journalism

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