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Online Arab Spring by Reza Jamali

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Effects of information and media literacy in social movements

What is missing in the Arabic revolution is a perception of the complicated nature of the mass media, how to find reliable sources of news, how to analyse news from different sources and how to achieve an analytical result. Consequently, these countries still suffer from unrest even after the victory of the revolution. Previous chapters have highlighted the headless nature of the network revolution as an advantage, and here we put emphasis on the advantages of having a wise leader with media literacy who, if not absent, could lead the Arab revolutions back on track. The advantages of modern technologies and above all the Internet and social networks enable them to take a unique role ...

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