Using circumventing media to counteract authoritarian regimes
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011 / [ed] Gunilla Bradley, Diane Whitehouse, Gurmit Singh, Rome, Italy: IADIS Press, 2011, , 4 p.251-254 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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 response to state repression in these countries, and their future potential that would allow people to communicate more freely despite Internet and mobile network blackouts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rome, Italy: IADIS Press, 2011. , 4 p.251-254 p.
circumventing media; decentralization; social media; citizen empowerment; uprising; revolution
kringgående medier, decentralisering, sociala medier, medborgardelaktighet, uppror, revolution
Media and Communication Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-12962ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84865099389ISBN: 978-972-8939-36-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-12962DiVA: diva2:454380
IADIS Multi conferece on cumputer science and informaiton systems, Rome, July 20-26, 2011.
Section I: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011. Section II: Porceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Democaracy, Equity and Social Justice 20112011-11-072011-11-072014-02-12Bibliographically approved