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Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital by Courtney C. Radsch

By Courtney C. Radsch

This compelling e-book explores how Egyptian bloggers used citizen journalism and cyberactivism to chip away on the state’s monopoly on info and recalibrate the facility dynamics among an authoritarian regime and its voters. while the Arab uprisings broke out in early 2011 and ousted entrenched leaders around the zone, social media and the web have been extensively credited with taking part in a task, fairly while the Egyptian govt close down the net and cellphone networks in an try and stave off the unrest there. yet what those studies overlooked have been the years of grassroots organizing, electronic activism, and political awareness-raising that laid the foundation for this progressive switch. Radsch argues that Egyptian bloggers created new social events utilizing running a blog and social media, frequently at major own probability, in order that lower than a decade after the knowledge revolution got here to Egypt they effectively mobilized the overthrow of the nation and its president. 

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