By Courtney C. Radsch

This compelling booklet explores how Egyptian bloggers used citizen journalism and cyberactivism to chip away on the state’s monopoly on info and recalibrate the ability dynamics among an authoritarian regime and its electorate. whilst the Arab uprisings broke out in early 2011 and ousted entrenched leaders around the zone, social media and the web have been greatly credited with taking part in a job, rather while the Egyptian govt close down the web and cellphone networks in an try to stave off the unrest there. yet what those stories neglected have been the years of grassroots organizing, electronic activism, and political awareness-raising that laid the foundation for this innovative switch. Radsch argues that Egyptian bloggers created new social hobbies utilizing running a blog and social media, usually at major own danger, in order that below a decade after the knowledge revolution got here to Egypt they effectively mobilized the overthrow of the nation and its president. 

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