[Marxism] Iranian Cyber-Struggles

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Thu May 3 21:06:15 MDT 2012


> From the 2009 Green Movement in Iran through the ongoing Arab revolts,
> social media have held center stage in coverage of popular protest in the
> Middle East. There is consensus that Web 2.0 applications help activists to
> evade the slower-moving apparatuses of the state and to get their story out
> to the world. Yet a look at Iran three years after the Green Movement
> suggests a cautionary tale: The Internet in Iran has become the site of a
> protracted cat-and-mouse game as the state attempts to reassert its control
> over the population.
>
> Narges Bajoghli reports on these "Iranian Cyber-Struggles," now in Middle
> East Report Online:
> http://www.merip.org/mero/mero050312
> .
> Middle East Report Online is a free service of the Middle East Research
> and Information Project (MERIP).
> .
>



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