Social media may fuel unprecedented civic engagement. Digital networks might make possible mass protest and revolution – think "Arab Spring." But sometimes and maybe even most of the time, a new study suggests, the accomplishments of online activism are much more modest. read more
Debate continues on the political implications of the so-called Arab Spring, including its impact on women. Less, however, has been said about the changing economic landscape from country to country, especially with regards to women's economic empowerment. Show More Summary
Like with Arab Spring, protesters in Venezuela and Ukraine owe heir impressive organization to mobile social media apps. Venezuelan authorities are particularly frustrated with Texas-based Zello, a simple walkie-talkie app, for emerging as a leading tool for the opposition. Show More Summary
I wish it were as easy as goodies against baddies, students against secret policemen, democrats against autocrats. In the early stages of an uprising – what we might call the Arab Spring Phase – Western media, wanting to simplify things for their readers, gloss over the complexities. Later, when things turn tragic, those readers can [...]
Social media is changing the world, you guys. People can finally speak truth to power. It's like the Arab spring, except involving a guy who fucked a pizza.
Just like during the Arab Spring, the protests in Venezuela are booming thanks to mobile apps, according to Defense One. Zello, a mobile walki-talkie app developed by Bill Moore in Austin, Texas, has been so successful that Venezuela has even tried to block people from using it. Show More Summary
After having worked a few seasons ago with an Arabic logo, Supreme presents as part of its Spring/Summer 2014 collection some Hebrew logo apparel and accessories. After re-opening its stores last week with the brand new collection, the… Supreme ‘Hebrew Logo’ New Era Caps is a post by David Fischer on Highsnobiety.
Control over water resources could spark a much more heated controversy than the Arab Spring.
As many northern climes are still reeling from the harsh snowstorms of 2014 - the Ukraine is no exception. Yet, today's report has more to do with a climactic versus climate change. Like the Arab Spring hat also commenced in the dead...Show More Summary
Once upon a time, the mass media dominated communication streams; gatekeepers decided what we should or shouldn’t know and how information should be portrayed. But since the Arab Spring, social media has disrupted traditional power structures and has been hailed as changing the world. Even so, disruption does not always lead to legitimacy. Show More Summary
When the Arab Spring sprung a few years ago, the world's eyes only really cared about one nation. If Saudi Arabia's elite could not keep paying off their poor, an uprising in the world's largest oil supplier could have significant (and catastrophic) consequences for the rest of the world. Show More Summary
As the United States continues to confront the myriad strategic challenges and controversies that have arisen in the wake of the Arab Spring and the fall of Libyan strong man Muammar Gaddafi
TUNIS (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to support democratic progress in the country where the "Arab Spring" began, but which still faces violence from Islamist militants.
The government of Bahrain on Friday arrested 29 people as protesters sought to commemorate the third anniversary of anti-government demonstrations that briefly shook the country at the height of the Arab Spring. Hundreds of young people...Show More Summary
'Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed' by Ahdaf Soueif is a fine personal look at the seeming revolution in Tahrir Square but doesn't provide historical context. Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. Show More Summary
Bahrainis are taking to the streets this week for protests that coincide with the three-year anniversary of a popular revolution sparked by the so-called Arab Spring of 2011. Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle...Show More Summary
It’s popular these days to say the Arab Spring has gone badly awry. It’s a bit early to make these judgments – think of what America looked like in 1779, three years after its revolution – but if you were to compile a mid-term report, Syria would get a failing grade, Egypt’s revolution has faltered […]
Submitted by Zachary Zeck via The Diplomat, One of the more interesting aspects of the Arab Spring is that it largely spared the Gulf monarchies. To be sure, the monarchies in Bahrain and Jordan had to contend with a degree of unrest. Show More Summary