Digital Dissidence and Political Change

My book¬†Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change, just published by Palgrave Macmillan, analyses how a youth-led, technologically driven social movement led a collective political struggle for change in Egypt that revolved around the legitimacy of the existing system and demanded rights to expression and participation. It seeks to understand theContinue reading “Digital Dissidence and Political Change”

Protecting journalists who cover corruption is good for the bottom line

I wrote this article for CPJ after co-organizing a panel session at the civil society forum on closing space for media and civil society. Corruption is one of the most dangerous beats for journalists, and one of the most important for holding those in power to account. There is growing international recognition that corruption isContinue reading “Protecting journalists who cover corruption is good for the bottom line”

Dan Gillmor’s call for journalists to turn activsits

Gillmor writes in his prediction for 2016 that journalists will turn activists in 2016 as “[t]he decentralization of technology and communications that led to the greatest boom in free expression in history is in jeopardy from governments and corporations that are radically recentralizing the digital world, creating choke points and providing unprecedented control to theContinue reading “Dan Gillmor’s call for journalists to turn activsits”