Anonymous, 7 Jul 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Assessing the economic impact of the Egyptian uprising

Assessing the economic impact of the Egyptian uprising

I heard em say the revolution won't be televised; Aljazeera proved em wrong, Twitter has him paralyzed.” So begins the hip-hop song that became an anthem of the Egyptian revolution, highlighting the key role Al Jazeera played in covering the uprising and the critical importance of Twitter to activists who helped organize the protest that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power. Egypt’s youth movements sparked the nationwide protest, inspiring people with Facebook pages, communicating via SMS and posting blogs with pictures and video of people in the streets for all the world to see. Mubarak tried shutting down Twitter and Facebook, but that only proved he was scared of the 4 million Egyptian on Facebook. His next move took the world by surprise.(...)

article
ISSN: 1687-7721
eng