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Using circumventing media to counteract authoritarian regimes.

Författare:
Redaktör:
  • Gunilla Bradley
  • Diane Whitehouse
  • Gurmit Singh
Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 251-254
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag

Sammanfattning

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on how potential circumventing media and communication technologies could potentially assist the information flow when authoritarian regimes decide to block the main channels, such as the Internet and the mobile phone networks. The point of departure is the recent Internet blackouts in countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), such as Egypt, Bahrain and Libya. We discuss several applications that were developed as a re- sponse to state repression in these countries, and their future potential that would allow people to communicate more freely despite Internet and mobile network blackouts.

Disputation

Nyckelord

  • Law and Political Science
  • Circumventing media
  • decentralization
  • social media
  • citizen empowerment
  • uprising
  • revolution

Övriga

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
2011-07-20/2011-07-26
Rome, Italy
  • Wahlgrenska stiftelsen
Published
  • Viral politik. Politisk mobilisering i sociala medier
Yes
  • ISBN: 978-972-8939-36-6

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