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How Twitter serves (or not) social & political changes
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#isocialrev : Internet y las revoluciones sociales. all Videos

#isocialrev  : Internet y las revoluciones sociales. all Videos | Twit4D | Scoop.it
During this conference we will focus on the relationship between Internet Social Media and their impact on the ground, focusing on the specific context of the Middle East and North Africa region. Are Social Media like Facebook, Youtube or Twitter bringing more power to citizens in order to have an impact on their own context? Do citizens´ aspirations conflict with these companies interests? What are the implications of individuals using free (but private) platforms to broadcast and share content that is politically sensitive?
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The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism by Sami Ben Gharbia

The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism by Sami Ben Gharbia | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Many people outside of the U.S, not only in the Arab world, have a strong feeling that the Internet Freedom mantra emitting from Washington DC is just a cover for strategic geopolitical agendas. | OWNI.
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The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism (2) by Sami Ben Gharbia

The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism (2) by Sami Ben Gharbia | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Second installment of Sami Ben Gharbia's analysis. Sami is co-director of Tunisian cyber-activim portal Nawaat.org | OWNI.
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Riz Khan - Is social media driving reform in the Arab world?

What impact will Tunisia’s popular uprising have on neighbouring countries and could social media become the driving force for political reform in the Arab world? Riz Khan talks to Sami Ben Gharbia, the co-founder of the Tunisian website Nawaat.org, Nasser Weddady, the outreach director at the American Islamic Congress, where he promotes civil rights through social media, and Wael Abbas, an Egyptian blogger and activist who regularly reports on corruption.
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