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Reuters: Digital Media and the Arab Spring

(This originally appeared as “Digital Media and the Arab Spring” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) President Obama identified technology as one of the key variables that enabled and encouraged average Egyptians to protest. Digital media didn’t oust Mubarak, but it did provide the medium by which soulful calls for freedom […]

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NBC News: How The Internet Brought Down a Dictator

Interviewed by NBC http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/how-internet-brought-down-dictator-125222

Commentary Essays / In The News / Reuters

Reuters: How Digital Media Enabled the Protests in Egypt and Tunisia

(This originally appeared as “How Digital Media Enabled the Protests in Egypt and Tunisia” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) It’s time for the State Department to stop backing individual leaders in the Middle East. Instead, the State Department needs to back networks. The cascading impact of social protest in Tunisia […]

Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
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Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes also undermine power structures. Globally, one in ten internet users is a Muslim living in a populous Muslim community. In these countries, young people are developing their political identities—including a transnational […]