Digital Media and the Arab Spring

@inproceedings{Howard2013DigitalMA,
  title={Digital Media and the Arab Spring},
  author={Philip N. Howard and Muzammil Hussain},
  year={2013}
}
As has often been noted in these pages, one world region has been practically untouched by the third wave of democratization: North Africa and the Middle East. The Arab world has lacked not only democracy, but even large popular movements pressing for it. In December 2010 and the first months of 2011, however, this situation changed with stunning speed. Massive and sustained public demonstrations demanding political reform cascaded from Tunis to Cairo, Sana’a, Amman, and Manama. This inspired… 
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