Blog 1- Digital Media and Democratic Transitions

I have chipped away at literature on the Arab Spring for about a month now, and have read a few different accounts of the events that occurred during 2011 in the Middle East and North Africa. My initial goal was to see what impact social media had in instigating and organizing protest, but the more I understand the issues at play, the more I realize that digital media was just a tool in a much larger and complicated progression of events. Digital media played a major role in forming the protests, but the results involved a complicated strategy game between the opposition and governmental regimes.

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