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But introducing cyberspace into a country doesnt always bring freedom, argues cyrus. Oct 17, 2011 just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, nprs andy carvin told people on twitter that hes taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the arab spring via social media. Mar 02, 20 in this book, npr social media chief andy carvin the man who tweets revolutions offers a unique firstperson recap of the arab spring. The arab spring carried the promise that social media and the internet were going to unleash a new wave of positive social change. But hes not there, and neither are most other western observers weighing in on. Social media made the arab spring, but couldnt save it. Andy carvin had unusual access to the people and events of the arab spring. The arab spring bbc two social media in the arab world.

A young egyptian woman stops in front of the kasr al nile bridge that leads to tahrir square, on the fifth anniversary anniversary of the 2011 uprising, in cairo, egypt, on january 25, 2016. Some in the media lost their lives for the art of the images that. The focus of this essay is to provide an analysis of the effect of social media on the arab spring uprising in egypt in 2011. The arab spring and the middle east 1981 words 8 pages. How facebook, twitter, and camera phones changed the egyptian armys response to revolution. Clay shirky did an interesting short interview for the annenberg eye on the middle east program nov. Did nprs andy carvin overreach his twitter calling on.

Politics comes first gadi wolfsfeld 1, elad segev2, and tamir sheafer3 abstract the goal of this article is to place the role that social media plays in collective action within a more general theoretical structure, using the events of the arab spring as a case study. Arab spring middle east and north africa by the global. Egyptian political satirist bassem youssef on media. Andy carvin senior fellow atlantic council linkedin. He talks to nprs lulu garcianavarro about his new book, revolution for dummies. For the last two years ive worked as a virtual news anchor covering the arab spring. Pollocks look at egypts social movements doesnt go as far back into the history as his study of tunisia. Austin npr s social media lead andy carvin, who created an influential twitter following of activists during the arab spring, which acted as a sort of alternative news network around the events, says that being part of the audience and sharing generosity, knowledge and skill is key, in this interview with beet. Did twitter and facebook cause the tunisian revolution and the protests in egypt. Carvin wasnt there, but as a national public radio strategist he followed the. He recently published a book about his work, distant witness.

Npr strategist discusses tweeting the arab spring kbia. So, was facebook responsible for the arab spring after all. I am andy carvin, and i use social media to cover arab. The role of social media in the arab spring, a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests in the middle east and north africa between 2010 and 2012, remains a highly debated subject. Social media, the arab spring and a journalism revolution, carvin explains how he cultivated social media.

March 10, 2017 how americas idea of illegal immigration doesnt always match reality. The history of the modern world could read as a history of ways of arguing, social media guru clay shirky says. He spoke to global journalist host david reed about his new book. The authors use the term new media instead and not social media in the report. Carvin became a oneman social media hub on the arab spring, but the.

Nprs andy carvin takes twitter break to write book about. Distant witness by andy carvin nook book ebook barnes. Egypt this guide lists online and print sources for what has become known as the arab spring, the popular revolutionary wave in the middle east and north africa that started in december 2010. Npr senior strategist became known as the man who tweets revolutions during the arab spring. Social media, the arab spring and a journalism revolution, carvin explains how he cultivated social media sources into a new form of journalism where civilians on the. Women rewriting the rules of reporting in the arab world. Nprs social media strategist, carvin used twitter during the arab spring to. In this book, npr social media chief andy carvin the man who tweets revolutions offers a unique firstperson recap of the arab spring. Not according to malcolm gladwell, since he and others have questioned the role of social media in social change in north africa. These skeptics point out that the protests in egypt didnt reach critical mass until after the mubarak regime blocked internet access and limited mobile communication. How facebook, twitter, and camera phones changed the egyptian armys response to revolution u. Npr during the arab spring, activists touted social media and the internet as a means of spreading democracy.

Carvin has authored a book on the is work around the arab spring. Npr s andy carvin is redefining how news is disseminated, distributed, shared, and consumed. Workshop performances on friday, may 8, and saturday, may 9, represent a more formalized scripting. According to al jazeera english, the goto source for hardhitting news on the arab spring, the uprisings in yemen began on january 27, 2011.

He is also the author of the newly released distant witness. Carvin, a social media strategist at npr in the us, emerged as a key broker of information on twitter during the arab spring. Social media, the arab spring and a journalism revolution by andy carvin. May 04, 2015 in 20, carvin published a book by the same name. The arab spring and the middle east 1511 words bartleby. What has now been coined the arab spring began with protests in tunisia in late 2010. Twitter, facebook and youtubes role in arab spring. Uprisings occurred in states regardless of their levels of internet usage, with some states with high levels of internet usage such as bahrain, with 88% of its population online in 2011 experiencing.

How an egyptian revolution began on facebook the new. May 29, 2012 however and perhaps unfortunately the arab spring, since its inception, is increasingly being debated within the context of how the united states can help, shape or expedite it and how u. Michele dunne, middle east program director at the carnegie endowment for international peace, speaks with nprs mary louise kelly about the late egyptian dictator hosni mubarak and the arab spring. Emu theater and social media classes, led by professors justin poole and paulette moore, initially adapted the book for the stage in the fall of 2014. Social media archive focusing on syria, yemen, egypt, bahrain, libya, and south sudan between 2011 and 2014. Apr 01, 2014 carvin, a social media strategist at npr in the us, emerged as a key broker of information on twitter during the arab spring. Npr s social media strategist, carvin used twitter during the arab spring to communicate with protesters in the middle east and verify eyewitness accounts from the front lines, most of the time. Egypt, libya, jordan, yemen, and tunisia, along with additional examples. This article was first crossposted on gr in october 2015. The event set off uprisings across north africa and the. Michele dunne, middle east program director at the carnegie endowment for international peace, speaks with npr s mary louise kelly about the late egyptian dictator hosni mubarak and the arab spring. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. He talks to npr s lulu garcianavarro about his new book, revolution for dummies. Nprs andy carvin takes twitter break to write book.

In arab countries, many activists who played crucial roles in the arab spring used social networking as a key tool in expressing their thoughts concerning. Kelly mcevers is cohost of all things considered, npr s awardwinning afternoon newsmagazine, and her new podcast, embedded, launches march 31. Jul 29, 2019 the palestinian writer and freepress advocate asmaa alghoul recalls some of the romance that attended the early days of the arab spring protests. Judging by economic data alone, the revolutions of the 2011 arab spring should have never happened. Nprs andy carvin is redefining how news is disseminated, distributed, shared, and consumed. In early 20, andy released the book distant witness. Andy carvin, journalist in residence at green college, will talk about his pioneering work using social media to cover the arab spring. Atlantic council names andy carvin as senior fellow at digital. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the internet stories that would have never been recorded before the days of. Did nprs andy carvin overreach his twitter calling on newtown. The book itself is divided into chapters, with each chapter covering a different country of the arab spring starting with tunisia and ending with syria and within each chapter is a number of personal narratives written by people who were participating in the revolutions. The arab spring has largely affected the politics in the middle east.

The event set off uprisings across north africa and the middle east known as the arab spring. But the past five years have shown that liberty isnt the only. Social media, the arab spring and a journalism revolution. From 2010 to 20, andy served as a virtual correspondent for national public radio npr, embedding with revolutionaries and rebel groups across the middle east, all while connecting with them via a computer in washington, dc. A report by jeffrey ghannam to the center for international media assistance.

One year before protests took down tunisias autocrat, paul rivlin wrote in his book, arab economies in the twentyfirst century, tunisia is in many respects a model for other arab countries to follow. How bashar assad is trying to win the peace in syria. The intense, ebullient energy of the arab spring is captured in this debut focusing on the role of social media in the uprisings that swept the middle east in 2011. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the internet stories that would have never been recorded before the. Social media, the arab spring and a journalism revolution andy carvin.

A year of revolution a year ago, a tunisian fruitseller set himself on fire after being humiliated by a police officer. Online arab spring responds to this question, considering five countries. In the embryonic, ever evolving era of social media when milestones come by the day, if not by the second june 8, 2010, has secured a rightful place in history. Mar 19, 2017 egyptian political satirist bassem youssef on media and the arab spring bassem youssef is often compared to jon stewart as a political satirist. Just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, npr s andy carvin told people on twitter that hes taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the arab spring via social media. The role of social media in the arab uprisings pew. Carvin cultivated twitter and social media sources into a new form of journalism this time, civilians on the ground controlled the news. Feb 23, 20 npr senior strategist became known as the man who tweets revolutions during the arab spring. While tunisia is arguably the only country that was able to find some sort of success from the uprisings, most of the other countries were not as lucky.

It concerns the us government role in instigating, funding and coordinating the arab spring revolutions. Social media, the arab spring and a journalism revolution, carvin explains how he cultivated social media sources into a. He begins that chronicle with the april 6, 2008, textileworker strike in the city of. For more on social media and the arab spring, see the book distant witness, by andy carvin. Carvin became a oneman social media hub on the arab spring, but the school shooting exposed flaws in his retweet method mon 17 dec 2012 14. The influence of social media on political activism during the arab spring has, however, been much debated. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the internet stories that would have never been recorded before the days of social media. Twitter, facebook and youtubes role in arab spring middle. An update on the project in 2016how it felt to live in the arab world five years after the arab spring. Oct 30, 20 nprs social media strategist, carvin used twitter during the arab spring to communicate with protesters in the middle east and verify eyewitness accounts from the front lines, most of the time. Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the internet stories that would have never been recorded before. Social media pioneer andy carvin drew high praise from fellow journalists for his coverage of the revolutions in tunisia, egypt, libya and syria. In his new book, ghonim explains how social media helped transform his country.

What is the role of social media on fundamental change in arab countries in the middle east and north africa. Npr and dozens of member stations are searching for public statements on twitter and facebook, on lawmakers websites and in interviews with public media or other news organizations. A gripping, intimate story of how social media and the arab spring have caused a revolution in journalism. Dec 17, 2012 carvin became a oneman social media hub on the arab spring, but the school shooting exposed flaws in his retweet method mon 17 dec 2012 14. His new book details how social media was used to report events in the arab world in 2011, and more.

Part memoir, part history, the book includes intimate stories of the revolutionaries who fought for freedom on the streets and across the internet stories that would have never been recorded. Jul 18, 2012 some observers argued that the role of social media in the arab spring was overstated, and that it was simply one communication tool of many used by activists. The book asks why the penetration rate for social media differs in different countries. For a broader description of just how gamechanging the revolutions in egypt, tunisia and elsewhere in the middle east may be, see thomas friedmans.

The impact of the arab spring concerns protests or by the way attempts to organize growing protest movements that were inspired by or similar to the arab spring in the arab majority states of north africa and the middle east, according to commentators, organisers, and critics. His new book, distant witness, outlines his experience. The phone that helped andy carvin report the arab spring is now. If youre unfamiliar with carvins work, he is the senior strategist, social media desk at npr better known as the virtual news anchor covering the arab spring from his bank of computer screens in dc. The phone that helped andy carvin report the arab spring is. Npr s media strategist has become a leading player in the breaking news business. In his new book, ghonim explains how social media helped transform his. Andy carvin social media, the arab spring and a journalism. The end of postcolonialism by hamid dabashi, a rage for order. Egyptian political satirist bassem youssef on media and the arab spring bassem youssef is often compared to jon stewart as a political satirist.

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