November 25, 2020

New Report From FAIFE: "The Role of Information Technology in Defeating the Arab Regimes: Facebook 2-0 Arab Presidents"

A new article by Mahmoud Khalifa from Cairo University published by the Committee on Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE), part of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions). The article was published as a FAIFE Spotlight.

From the Introduction:

This article discusses how internet played main role in the January revolution of Egyptian, and how RAND foundation report expected what happened, this report was published in 2003 and discussed the relation between technology and non-democratic regimes in Middle East and North Africa.

Access the Full Text (HTML)A PDF version is also available (9 pages; PDF)

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