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In December , Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest outside a government office in the little-known town of Sidi Bouzid. In a matter of days, his act of defiance set off a revolutionary movement that rippled across the Middle East and North Africa, toppling some long-standing authoritarian regimes. But they also sparked horrific and lasting violence, mass displacement, and worsening repression in parts of the region. These graphics show how the lives of those in six Arab Spring hot spots—Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen—have changed, for better or worse, since the upheaval began a decade ago. Protesters were motivated by many factors, but analysts say a common theme was a push for dignity and human rights.
Social media and the Arab Spring
What is the role of social media on fundamental change in Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa? The book asks why the penetration rate for social media differs in different countries: are psychological and social factors at play? Each chapter considers national identity, the legitimacy crisis, social capital, information and media literacy, and socialization. Religious attitudes are introduced as a key factor in social media, with Arabic countries in the Middle East and North Africa being characterized by Islamic trends. The insight gained will be helpful for analysing online social media effects internationally, and predicting future movements in a social context. Researchers and practitioners in the areas of social media and its societal implications, with a particular focus on the Middle East and contemporary social change. He has published widely on issues of strategic management specifically focusing on science and technology ethics, social media and service excellence.
Users and Contexts of Use pp Cite as. While there is no doubt that Facebook and twitter contributed significantly to the course of events, its role can only be understood when put into a broader technological and historical context. Therefore, we looked at the role of technology during prior revolutions such as the French Revolution in It turns out that media technology has played an important supportive role in social and political movements throughout history. The changing characteristic, however, has always been the speed of information diffusion. Therefore, it is concluded that social media should be seen as supportive but not exclusively responsible for the events of the Arab Spring.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: The goal of this article is to place the role that social media plays in collective action within a more general theoretical structure, using the events of the Arab Spring as a case study. The article presents two broad theoretical principles. The first is that one cannot understand the role of social media in collective action without first taking into account the political environment in which they operate.
International Journal of Communication
The Arab Spring was just that, a spring. It was a spring forward for many countries in the Middle East such as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and seventeen others, who fought against their oppressive government regimes to put the power back in the hands of the people. It took the world by storm in January of and since then spread to countries all over the Middle East. Some people argue that social media did not play a crucial role in the Arab Spring, but rather, a support role. This paper will analyze the effects that social media had on the Arab Spring to gain better insight on whether the role was as powerful as it seemed from the perspectives of critics and proponents of each side of the debate.
The role of social media in the " Arab Spring " , a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests in the Middle East and North Africa between and , remains a highly debated subject. Social media played a significant role facilitating communication and interaction among participants of political protests. Protesters used social media to organize demonstrations both pro- and anti-governmental , disseminate information about their activities, and raise local and global awareness of ongoing events. Social media's impact varied per country. Social networks played an important role in the rapid and relatively peaceful disintegration of at least two regimes in Tunisia and Egypt , where the governing regimes had little or no social base. They also contributed to social and political mobilization in Syria and Bahrain ,  where the Syrian Electronic Army , a still active Syrian "hacktivist" group, was established in order to target and launch cyber attacks against the political opposition and news websites. While nine out of ten Egyptians and Tunisians responded to a poll that they used Facebook to organise protests and spread awareness,  the role of the social network wasn't central in countries like Syria and Yemen , where there is little Facebook usage.
Arab Spring Social Media Pdf Book
Follow USCApress. International Journal of Communication. Ilhem Allagui Northwestern University-Qatar. Hector Amaya University of Southern California. Melissa Miriam Aronczyk Rutgers University.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Almost immediately after the Arab uprisings began, there was debate over the role and influence of social media in the overthrow of Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and the imminent coup of Mubarak. In covering what some deemed the Facebook or Twitter revolutions, the media focused heavily on young protesters mobilizing in the streets in political opposition, smartphones in hand. And since then, the violent and sectarian unrest in Syria has brought increased attention to the role of citizen journalism. Social media indeed played a part in the Arab uprisings.
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Спасибо, - улыбнулся Беккер и повернулся, собираясь уходить. Консьерж бросил внимательный взгляд в его спину, взял конверт со стойки и повернулся к полке с номерными ячейками. Когда он клал конверт в одну из ячеек, Беккер повернулся, чтобы задать последний вопрос: - Как мне вызвать такси. Консьерж повернул голову и. Но Беккер не слушал, что тот .
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