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Using circumventing media to counteract authoritarian regimes
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Media technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9740-2609
School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics, Linneaus University.
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Media technology.
Department of Political Science, Lund University.
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)
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
circumventing media; decentralization; social media; citizen empowerment; uprising; revolution
Keyword [sv]
kringgående medier, decentralisering, sociala medier, medborgardelaktighet, uppror, revolution
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-12962ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84865099389ISBN: 978-972-8939-36-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-12962DiVA: diva2:454380
Conference
IADIS Multi conferece on cumputer science and informaiton systems, Rome, July 20-26, 2011.
Note

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 2011

Available from: 2011-11-07 Created: 2011-11-07 Last updated: 2014-02-12Bibliographically approved

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