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Sohrabi-Haghighat, Mohammad Hadi, New Media and Social-political Change in Iran. CyberOrient, Vol. 5, Iss. 1, 2011 abstract full text

New Media, New Politics? (post-) Revolutions in Theory and Practice?

Apr 26, 2013
University of Westminster, London
Helen Cohen
social media, Arab Spring, activism, social networks
Dec 10, 2012
Diamond, Larry; Plattner, Marc F. (Eds.), Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy. The Johns Hopkins University Press abstract full text

Book: Liberation Technology: Social Media and the Struggle for Democracy

The book's introductory section defines the debate with a foundational piece on liberation technology and is then followed by essays discussing the popular dichotomy of "liberation" versus "control" with regard to the Internet and the sociopolitical dimensions of such controls. Additional chapters delve into the cases of individual countries: China, Egypt, Iran, and Tunisia.
Snider, Erin A.; Faris, David M., The Arab Spring: U.S. Democracy Promotion in Egypt. Middle East Policy Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall 2011 abstract full text

Campaign to Highlight Women's Rights in the Arab World

Within the campaign to highlight "the oppression of women in the Arab world", a Facebook page The uprising of women in the Arab world (intifada al-mar'a fi al-alam al-arabi) was launched. The page is "for all the women of the region from all religions and ethnicities". Some users posted their photos with statements explaining why they support the uprising of women in the Arab world.
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