Arab Media: The Web 2.0 Revolution

While the world’s attention has recently turned to the use of new media channels in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, it is a phenomenon that has been growing in the past several years. A 2008 Carnegie Reporter article examines how the Arab new media revolution is unfolding in a region in which other forms of social and political evolution have long been stymied.

Somewhat presciently, the article foretells a future in which digital technology delivers rapid change to Arab nations, from protests to social interactions, and the posits that the accelerating online revolution will help fuel much-demanded changes to civil society and, eventually, lead toward democratization.

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