Arab Spring

  • Inside Parlio: Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim’s New Platform For Social Change

    Wael Ghonim is an activist who helped spark the Egyptian Revolution, a wave of protests and demonstrations in Egypt that were part of the Arab Spring, and which helped overthrow the long-reigning Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. Ghonim, who worked for Google at the time, used social media to unite Egyptians and create the movement in his country and was jailed for it. Thanks to social media… Read More

  • After Revolution 2.0 Crunch Network

    After Revolution 2.0

    Remember 2011? The Arab Spring, a.k.a. “Revolution 2.0”? Four governments were overthrown, and the stage was set for further social-media-fuelled protests: Brazil. Ukraine. Turkey. It seems awfully apparent, now, that Facebook and Twitter can serve as a potent catalyst of eruptions of revolutionary fervor– –and equally apparent that that isn’t nearly enough to… Read More

  • As The Arab Spring Turns To Fall, A Lingering Hope For Peace Through Tech

    As The Arab Spring Turns To Fall, A Lingering Hope For Peace Through Tech

    Two decades after he served as the chief negotiator for peace talks between the then Yasser Arafat-led Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel under Yitzhak Rabin, Uri Savir remains ever optimistic. Although the Oslo Accords laid tentative groundwork for an eventual two-state solution, it was never realized. Once again, the region is only just recovering from another conflict between… Read More

  • Confessions Of A Tunisian Hacktivist

    Confessions Of A Tunisian Hacktivist

    Editor’s note: Contributor Mouna El Mokhtari is a French journalist and editor in chief of Webdorado. Below is her translation of an exclusive interview she conducted with Tunisian hacktivist K3vin Mitchnik. You can follow her @mooouna Today, Tunisia is holding its first free elections. K3vin Mitchnik, whose pseudonym is a tribute to the great American hacker turned computer… Read More