Arab Revolutions and the Social Media Effect

Harb, Zahera
May 2011
M/C Journal;2011, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p2
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's insights on the role of social media as an effective tool for political change and reform in the Arab countries. He considers the significance of social networking sites for mobilising and facilitating the revolution in Tunisia and Libya wherein citizens have accessed to Facebook for information dissemination. Also, he believes that social media helped Arab citizens to express their views and fulfill their democratic aspirations for their country.


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