I Purposefully The Internet

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Having already written lengthily about the Arab Spring, along with I assume any and every Media & Comms student worldwide, I’ll spare you that rundown (UPDATE: 18/10/16 No I won’t, here’s a link to said piece). What is perhaps more interesting, is what the social media landscape in, say, Egypt is like today. According to this article, things aren’t all peachy yet.

The current government  hasn’t  kept ‘the promise of the uprising’ sincerely, as dissident reporters and commentators are kept under a watchful eye. They have managed to strong-arm service providers into killing their connections, or even disclosing personal information about that individual. The BBC corroborates this fear, stating that media freedom campaigners make it clear that the ‘successive governments have been intent on controlling the media and have not hesitated to clamp down on journalists.’

 

 

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2 comments

  1. sanjihan · October 20

    Not really all that familiar with this topic but the links and post kept me on track on what was going on. Nice and concise.

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  2. t · October 21

    I think you covered this topic and what it is quite well, maybe the use of another example would be good? Also you might find this article interesting, it talks about social media and whether its damaging to government control and the effect on citizens, and specifically names Egypt as one of the top 10 countries that are the worst perpetrators of Internet censorship: http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/social-media-damaging-government-control/4829

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