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News, Truth and Verification in Egypt and the US

As more and more people get their news from digital media, including social media, many question the reliability of these new sources of news, as opposed to newspapers and television news. 1,214 more words

How Social Media Networked The Egyptian Revolution

Could Egypt’s experience of Internet activism leading to revolution serve as a model for social movements everywhere?

That seems to be one of the take-aways of David Faris’s book Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt which offers a detailed case study of Egyptian media activism from 2005 to 2011, and draws from it a general model for what works and what doesn’t. 799 more words

Continuity and Change in Revolutionary North Africa: New Journal Issue

Were the Egyptian uprisings a revolution or just regime change? Is there genuine transformation or has the deep state re-emerged fully intact and in charge? 1,009 more words

On Not Televising The Revolution

The importance of media–both “traditional broadcast” and new media–in the Egyptian revolution and other revolutionary activities of the last four years is often framed as having refuted Gil Scott-Heron’s performance poem, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” 1,108 more words

Freedom Technologists and Protest Formulas in Egypt

There’s a new article out from John Postill in the latest issue of Convergence that may be relevant to the study of the roles digital media played (and continue to play) in the Egyptian revolution. 799 more words

Was The Egyptian Revolution Really Revolutionary?

In his introduction to the new book The Arab Spring: Uprisings, Powers, Interventions  (Berghahn 2014), author and editor Kjetil Fosshagen poses two key questions:

Being Connected: Class and Cosmopolitanism in Cairo

I spent part of last week in Qatar with a brilliant group of scholars, discussing digital media in the Middle East.

Each of us offered a 10-15 minute general introduction to our assigned topic, followed by 45 minutes of discussion and commentary. 1,464 more words