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The Internet and Iran ‘It Is Possible to Pull the Plug’

Extensive Interview in Der Spiegel http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-internet-and-iran-it-is-possible-to-pull-the-plug-a-783662.html

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?
Policy Papers

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?

This Policy Paper appears on the website of the Project on Information Technology and Political Islam. After analyzing over 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study finds that social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring.  […]

Reviews:  Handbook of Internet Politics
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: Handbook of Internet Politics

Reviews of The Handbook of Internet Politics Laberge, Yves. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick and Philip N. Howard. Political Studies Review 9, no. 1 (2011): 100–101. Stuart, David. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick and Philip N. Howard. Online Information Review 33, no. […]

Digital Media and the Arab Spring
Academic Articles

Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Howard, Philip N. and Muzammil Hussain.  “Digital Media and the Arab Spring.”  Journal of Democracy 22, no. 3 (2011):  35-48. During the “Arab Spring,” young tech savvy activists led uprisings in a dozen countries across North Africa and the Middle East. At first, digital media allowed democratization movements to develop […]