Morozov, the Internet and Syria’s regime

I started reading Evgeny Morozov’s book “The Net Delusion” (though my version has an ugly cat on the front cover) yesterday. The first chapter starts off with Iran ‘Twitter Revolution’ in 2009, where Morozov criticises this notion on the grounds that in fact in Iran 1. Ahmadinejad got elected, rendering all the positive news about…

Public opinion in Iran — not all the same

Mohammed El-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis wrote an article, analysing the role of social media in the successful revolution in Egypt and the unsuccessful protests in Iran — unsuccessful in terms of failing to prevent the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, instead of Hossein Mousavi. Egypt had in its recent history a number of attacks on the government of Hosni Mubarak, and other…