(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 […]
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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 […]