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Smartphones at Risk Under Draft EU Controls Over Surveillance Devices

The European Union is considering putting further controls on so-called dual-use electronic products that can be used as weapons or used to track people and their data by the authorities - as happened during the Arab Spring.

How 'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Went From Public Enemy to TV Star

How to Become the Most Celebrated Satirist in the Middle East, a Step-by-Step Guide:Step One: Become a heart surgeon. Live to middle age. Step Two: Witness the Arab Spring first-hand. Get angry at the media's portrayal of protesters in Tahrir Square, and at the advice of a friend, post takedowns...

Fading hope: why the youth of the Arab Spring are still unemployed

Heath J. Prince, University of Texas at Austin The 2011 Arab Spring was a clear signal to governments and ruling parties that the time had come for reform, if not revolution. People in the Middle East and North Africa were demandingShow More Summary

Could growing Internet use inspire more democratic uprisings?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While events like the Arab Spring brought hope that the internet could inspire the growth of democracy in authoritarian countries, a new study offers a reality check. Researchers studying Russian and Ukrainian internet...Show More Summary

Brexit: Has Europe's "Arab Spring" just begun?

'Brexit' bears too much resemblance to the 'Arab Spring' - and unfortunately - this is not meant in a good way. In fact, in terms of both pretext and the handling of the surprising outcome, there is just so much in common, that one can't...Show More Summary

Saudi Oil Reform Risk 'Unrest at Best, Arab Spring Turmoil at Worst'

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest petroleum exporter, has recently unveiled an ambitious plan to restructure its oil-based economy, but the push comes at a difficult time and could well lead to a major unrest that will leave the Gulf kingdom shaken to the core, Sagatom Saha wrote for the National Interest.

Global Protests Pose Serious Threat to Exploitative System

In 2011, coming fresh off the heels of the “Arab Spring” and the Occupy movement, Time Magazine declared “The Protester” as that year’s person of the year. Five years later, the struggle continues across the global landscape, from the United States, to Brazil and Europe.

Will the Arab Winter spring again in Sudan?

Sudan is in urgent need of a fresh democratic transition, and for an inclusive peace to avert negative scenarios.

YC’s Instabug raises $1.7M Seed round led by Accel to grow beyond bugs

I came across Instabug when I was in Cairo in 2013. Little did I know that this plucky startup, born in the Arab Spring, would eventually make it through Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class. Now they have gone on to raise $1.7M in a Seed round led by Accel Partners to expand beyond their original aim of mobile app bug reporting. Show More Summary

Why young people aren’t keeping up: From the Joneses to the Kardashians

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Across the world, the current generation of youth has been remarkably active in mobilizing against inequality. From the Arab Spring and the global Occupy movement to many political campaigns across the world, young people are often at the forefront of the fight. Efforts to explain this strong...

'Flowers of Evil': Forget Arab Spring, European Spring is Coming

The West is now paying a high price for its policy of “not touching a terrorist as long as he doesn’t touch you,” ?eref O?uz wrote in Sunday’s issue of the Turkish daily newspaper Sabah.

Dystopian (Non)Fictions

Alexandra Alter traces how “a bleak, apocalyptic strain of post-revolutionary literature has taken root” in the Middle East following the Arab Spring. The post Dystopian (Non)Fictions appeared first on The Millions.

Digital technology is keeping the spirit of the Arab Spring alive

2 months agoReligion : Erasmus

It seems a long time ago. Four years back, when human-rights campaigners, brave dissidents and their supporters assembled for an annual get-together in Oslo, there was a giddy optimism in the air.

ON FACEBOOK, RICHARD FERNANDEZ COMMENTS: “Maybe the Arab Spring was unlike the Color Revolutions be…

ON FACEBOOK, RICHARD FERNANDEZ COMMENTS: “Maybe the Arab Spring was unlike the Color Revolutions because Barack Obama was unlike Ronald Reagan.” How the Syrian revolt went so horribly, tragically wrong.

Middle Eastern Writers Find Refuge in the Dystopian Novel

A new wave of apocalyptic fiction is emerging from writers grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring.

Biased Media Coverage Exposed by the Tragedy of EgyptAir Flight 804

Many years ago, the average Arabs would attribute most of the woes of the Middle East to western conspiracies. But since the Arab Spring -- or winter! -- things started changing and youth in Arab countries would mock those who stillShow More Summary

Digital technology is keeping the spirit of the Arab Spring alive

2 months agoReligion : Erasmus

A human-rights conference in Oslo showcases grounds for optimism about the future of the Arab world

Arab Spring 'Inspired Erdogan to Support Islamists' in 4 Muslim Countries

During his years in power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has changed the core principles of Ankara's domestic and foreign policy. Dreaming of being the leader of the Arab world, Erdogan has long supported Islamist movements in the Middle East.

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