Tunisia

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A Rebellion of Civil Society

November 22, 2011

In this interview, Arturo Desimone talks to Tunisian student activist Ghassen Athmni. They discuss the democratic future of Tunisia, non-violence, Islamism, and the (then) coming elections. Athmni states, “This is not a revolution born out of… Read more

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Photos from Tunisia

November 21, 2011

Photos from a trip to Tunisia, taken by Arturo… Read more

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Facebook interview with Tunisian Activist

November 19, 2011

Arturo Desimone chats with student activist Ghassen Athmni about Islamism, conservatism, and extremism in Tunisia. This interview elaborates on the longer one published in the Civil Society Zine as A Rebellion of Civil Society, available… Read more

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Two Faces of Revolution: (Or, why dictators fear the internet)

March 10, 2011

University of Illinois professor Linda Herrera, discusses events in Egypt and Tunisia and the ways in which the Internet and social media act to spread messages, offering alternative narratives to those controlled by ruling powers. Two Faces of… Read more

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The Death of the “Twitter Revolution” and the Struggle over Internet Narratives

March 15, 2011

PhD candidate Donya Alinejad poses questions about techno-utopianism, Cold War imagery, and the real and imagined effects of social networking and the internet in creating offline actions. The town square is still the town square, she asserts… Read more

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