Cyber- activism and the Egyptian Revolution (2011)

Neipechaii Mepfhuo

Abstract


In this new era of digital revolution, the Information
and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are transforming many
aspects of modern society. The power of ICTs as a means of
passing information to heterogeneous audiences makes it a
veritable tool in mass mobilization. Owing due to these ICTs a
new form of activism has emerged known as cyber- activism.
The Egyptian Revolution can be perhaps regarded as the best
example of this new interaction between civil society movements
and the new media. Through social media the Egyptian activists
were able to carve out a virtual public sphere where they could
create political awareness without the interference of the state
security.

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