Youth and New MediaPower in the Middle East         Sherif Mansour
New Media Power Enabling Environment  • Real Grievances    • Youth purge    • Lack of economic opportunities; poverty & un...
New Media Power Enabling Environment• Perquisites of Internet activism  • Internet Exposure   • Social Networking Exposure...
New Media Power Advantage•   New Media Alter the meaning of geographic distance•   Increases the volume of communication• ...
New Media Tactics• Online to street activism • Planning • Coalition building • SMS
New Media Tactics• Wall writings and posters• Arts  • Cartoon  • Rap music  • Video clips
New Media Tactics• Decentralization
New Media TacticsDilemma Actions  • Voter Rights  • Sweeping the mosques  • Costal protests
Advantages of New Media• International Support
Advantages of New Media• Humor
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A top presentation on how social media and technology played a major role in the Arab Spring. Presented by Sherif Mansour, Senior Program Officer at Freedom House at an ISOC-DC Panel Discussion on Feb 22, 2102

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Youth and new media power

  1. 1. Youth and New MediaPower in the Middle East Sherif Mansour
  2. 2. New Media Power Enabling Environment • Real Grievances • Youth purge • Lack of economic opportunities; poverty & unemployment, etc. • Lack of opportunities for political change • Emergency status; lack of freedoms of association • Weakness of liberal and secular parties • Lack of credible free and fair elections • Lack of alternatives; succession scenarios
  3. 3. New Media Power Enabling Environment• Perquisites of Internet activism • Internet Exposure • Social Networking ExposureInternet cafes Blogging movement Facebook movement
  4. 4. New Media Power Advantage• New Media Alter the meaning of geographic distance• Increases the volume of communication• Increases the speed of communication• Lower cost to engage and participate• Allows for interactive communication
  5. 5. New Media Tactics• Online to street activism • Planning • Coalition building • SMS
  6. 6. New Media Tactics• Wall writings and posters• Arts • Cartoon • Rap music • Video clips
  7. 7. New Media Tactics• Decentralization
  8. 8. New Media TacticsDilemma Actions • Voter Rights • Sweeping the mosques • Costal protests
  9. 9. Advantages of New Media• International Support
  10. 10. Advantages of New Media• Humor

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