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Using circumventing media to counteract authoritarian regimes.

Faraon, Montathar; Atashi, Samira; Kaipanen, Mauri and Gustafsson, Nils LU (2011) IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE In PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE p.251-254
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to reflect on how potential circumventing media and communication technologies could potentially assist the information flow when authoritarian regimes decide to block the main channels, such as the Internet and the mobile phone networks. The point of departure is the recent Internet blackouts in countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), such as Egypt, Bahrain and Libya. We discuss several applications that were developed as a re- sponse to state repression in these countries, and their future potential that would allow people to communicate more freely despite Internet and mobile network blackouts.
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Circumventing media, decentralization, social media, citizen empowerment, uprising, revolution
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Bradley, Gunilla; Whitehouse, Diane; Singh, Gurmit; ; and
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251 - 254
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IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
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  • scopus:84865099389
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978-972-8939-36-6
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Viral politik. Politisk mobilisering i sociala medier
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English
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to reflect on how potential circumventing media and communication technologies could potentially assist the information flow when authoritarian regimes decide to block the main channels, such as the Internet and the mobile phone networks. The point of departure is the recent Internet blackouts in countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), such as Egypt, Bahrain and Libya. We discuss several applications that were developed as a re- sponse to state repression in these countries, and their future potential that would allow people to communicate more freely despite Internet and mobile network blackouts.},
  author       = {Faraon, Montathar and Atashi, Samira and Kaipanen, Mauri and Gustafsson, Nils},
  booktitle    = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE E-DEMOCRACY, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE},
  editor       = {Bradley, Gunilla and Whitehouse, Diane and Singh, Gurmit},
  isbn         = {978-972-8939-36-6},
  keyword      = {Circumventing media,decentralization,social media,citizen empowerment,uprising,revolution},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {251--254},
  title        = {Using circumventing media to counteract authoritarian regimes.},
  year         = {2011},
}