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Firstly, I learned how to use the "scoop.it" website. In the begin I really don’t understand why should be website that collect information in the same subject, but after I chose to learn more about the academic subject "Arab Spring" I understand that this website help us to organize many kinds of information on specific subject.

 

Secondly I learned more about the "Arab Spring", and I glad that I chose this subject. I saw many video clips on "Youtube", and many articles that wrote on those riot.

 

The situation in the Arab countries is not so simple. Many people die every day. I hope that the Arab world will progress to a new world that will include human rights for his citizens.

 

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CNN at SXSW: Social media in Arab Spring - YouTube

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In this movie Ivan Watson describes how social media played a part in Syria and Libya during the riots in the Arab Spring.

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Challenges to Freedom of Expression in the Digital World: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring | HINTZ | ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Challenges to Freedom of Expression in the Digital World: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring
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Two recent developments – the WikiLeaks releases and the Arab Spring – have demonstrated the capacities of individuals and movements in advancing free expression, transparency and social change through the use of online and social media. However they have also highlighted new sets of challenges and threats that interfere with, and restrict, such media uses. In this article the author will present an analytical framework for understanding and investigating these contemporary restrictions to freedom of expression, based on the dimensions of information control, access to infrastructure, critical resources and applications, surveillance, and physical repression. The model takes into account current trends such as the use of intermediaries in control regimes, and provides a global perspective that incorporates restrictions in both East and West. Further, the author will outline how free expression advocates and civil society campaigns, such as the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative (IMMI), have contested these practices, and discuss whether their agendas confirm the issue areas highlighted above. The restrictions to, and the advocacy for, free online communication demonstrate some of the key struggles and contestations on freedom of expression in the current digital media environment, the strategic points of intervention by different actors (states, businesses, and civil society), and the requirements for “modern freedom of expression”.

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Do Facebook and Twitter help spread Democracy and Human Rights? - Social Europe Journal

Do Facebook and Twitter help spread Democracy and Human Rights? - Social Europe Journal | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
The official American establishment’s reaction to the Iranian youth venting briefly on the streets of Tehran their protest against fraudulent elections of June 2009 bore striking resemblance to a commercial campaign on behalf of the likes of Facebook, Google or Twitter. I suppose that some gallant investigative journalist, to whose company alas I do not …
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This article discusses the question of whether Facebook and Twitter help spread Democracy and Human Rights?

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Obama on Arab Spring - YouTube

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In this movie Barack Obama describes how the Arab spring began.

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Arab Spring not good for Israel - YouTube

Michael Scheuer, an expert in Islamic terror movements, says the democratic facade of the Arab Spring threatens Israel.
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This clip explains why the Arab Spring riots are not good for Israel.

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The Arab Spring| The Egyptian Experience: Sense and Nonsense of the Internet Revolution | Aouragh | International Journal of Communication

The Arab Spring| The Egyptian Experience: Sense and Nonsense of the Internet Revolution | Aouragh | International Journal of Communication | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
The Arab Spring| The Egyptian Experience: Sense and Nonsense of the Internet Revolution
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This article is a contribution to the debate about the role of the Internet in mobilizations for political and social change, drawing on interviews and observations during the Egyptian revolution.

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pw65.pdf

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In this report from the United States Institute of Peace’s Centers of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding, and Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, a team of scholars from The George Washington University, in cooperation with scholars from Harvard University and Morningside Analytics, critically assesses both the “cyberutopian” and “cyberskeptic” perspectives on the impact of new media on political movements like the Arab Spring.

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Saletan.pdf

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This article discusses the question of whether interactive media and social networks are influencing events on the ground like the Arab Spring.

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Development - Making Sense of the Arab Spring: Listening to the voices of Middle Eastern activists

Development - Making Sense of the Arab Spring: Listening to the voices of Middle Eastern activists | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
Journal of the Society for International Development. Development has explored the cutting edge issues of human centred development since 1957
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This article reports on a series of encounters among Middle Eastern activists and policymakers, academics and activists in Europe. In reporting the views and stories shared, the article aims to make a modest contribution to the global debate on the Arab Spring.

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Arab Spring: opportunity or disaster for women? - YouTube

Thomson Reuters Foundation. "We've learned that rights are not a gift -- we have to snatch them." -- Amira Yahyaoui. "We cannot talk about the revolution in ...
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This movie deals with the question of whether the Arab Spring is an opportunity for women in the Islamic world. Shirin Ebadi (is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran) says that "only when women achieve their rights can we say that the Arab Spring has commenced".

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“Tweeting Out a Tyrant:” Social Media and the Tunisian Revolution | Wi Journal

“Tweeting Out a Tyrant:” Social Media and the Tunisian Revolution | Wi Journal | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
This paper focuses on the Tunisian Revolution that occurred in January 2011. The revolution was dubbed by many on television, on the Internet, and in the b...
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This paper focuses on the Tunisian Revolution that occurred in January 2011. The revolution was dubbed by many on television, on the Internet, and in the blogosphere, as the “Twitter Revolution.” The author focus on how social media serves as an effective tool in the political climate of Tunisia, but in analyzing critiques of the Twitter title in conjunction with survey responses from 50 Tunisians,he argue that the “Twitter” title is Orientalist as it emphasizes the role of Western-made technologies, rather than the role of Tunisians themselves.

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Technology's Role In the Arab Spring Protests - YouTube

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In this clip Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, elaborates on the role Twitter and other social media tools have played in the Arab Spring demonstrations and protests.

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Development - Making Sense of the Arab Spring: Listening to the voices of Middle Eastern activists

Journal of the Society for International Development. Development has explored the cutting edge issues of human centred development since 1957
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In this article Kawa Hassan explores the Arab Spring through the voice of Middle Eastern activists. He analyzes whether the riots and mobilization constitute a revolution, reform or just ‘refo-lution’. He examines the role of social media in the uprisings and concludes that although Twitter and Facebook played an important role in mobilizing people, they were not as significant as commonly portrayed by the western media. Hassan stresses the links between economic development and democratization, and suggests that there is a need to target political liberalization and economic development as part and parcel of one transition package that should aim at achieving responsive, inclusive and accountable political and economic systems.

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Discourses of Technology and Liberation: State Aid to Net Activists in an Era of “Twitter Revolutions”

Discourses of Technology and Liberation: State Aid to Net Activists in an Era of “Twitter Revolutions” | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
(2011). Discourses of Technology and Liberation: State Aid to Net Activists in an Era of “Twitter Revolutions”. The Communication Review: Vol. 14, Twitter Revolutions? Addressing Social Media and Dissent, pp. 233-253. doi: 10.1080/10714421.2011.597263
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 The purpose of this article is to examine how the technology discourse forwarded by the  Swedish government—in policy documents and public statements—reflects a liberation technology perspective on the relation between technology and sociopolitical change in developing countries, particularly in relation to possible foreign aid to net activists.

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Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism: Paolo Gerbaudo: 9780745332482: Amazon.com: Books

Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism

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This book analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the relationship between the rise of social media and the emergence of new forms of protest.

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Networks of Outrage and Hope

Networks of Outrage and Hope | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
This book is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arab uprisings to the indignadas movement in Spain, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US. While these and similar social movements differ in many important ways, there is one thing they share in common: they are all interwoven inextricably with the creation of autonomous communication networks supported by the Internet and wireless communication.In this timely and important book, Manuel Castells – the leading scholar of our contemporary networked society – examines the social, cultural and political roots of these new social movements, studies their innovative forms of self-organization, assesses the precise role of technology in the dynamics of the movements, suggests the reasons for the support they have found in large segments of society, and probes their capacity to induce political change by influencing people’s minds.Based on original fieldwork by the author and his collaborators as well as secondary sources, this book provides a path-breaking analysis of the new forms of social movements, and offers an analytical template for advancing the debates triggered by them concerning the new forms of social change and political democracy in the global network society.
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This book is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today.

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CyberOrient

CyberOrient | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East
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This study looks into the social media role in the so-called “Facebook revolution”, which took place in Egypt in January 2011 and the so-called “Twitter uprising”, which took place in Iran in June 2009. The Egyptian revolution did succeed in toppling the regime, while the Iranian uprising failed. Why did the calls for political change that started in the virtual world lead to actual change in the real world in Egypt but not in Iran? This study addresses this question by providing a critical analysis of the available literature and interviews with online activists in Egypt and Iran. The authors used the SPIN model (Segmentation, polycentrism, integration and networking) as a theoretical framework and concluded that the model helped social media succeed in Egypt, but not in Iran.

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Uprising Trailer - YouTube

Trailer for the new documentary film about the Egyptian Revolution
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This clip is a trailer for the documentary film about the Egyptian Revolution as part of the Arab Spring.

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Role of the New Media in the Arab Spring

Role of the New Media in the Arab Spring | Arab Spring | Scoop.it
(2011). Role of the New Media in the Arab Spring. Globalizations: Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 675-679.
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This article examines the role of the new media in the ‘Arab Spring’ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It argues that although the new media is one of the factors in the social revolution among others such as social and political factors in the region, it nevertheless played a critical role especially in light of the absence of an open media and a civil society.

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The "Arab Spring": Three years on - YouTube

Three years ago today, on 14 January 2011, Tunisia's former president and dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali stepped down after 23 years in power following an ...
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This movie review the Arab Spring riots in different countries.

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