Burma, Kenya and the role of the Internet

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A new case study over at Internet & Democracy, The Role of the Internet in Burma’s Saffron Revolution, has given rise to a discussion at the I&D blog, where Veronica Alfaro has challenged what she sees as its overly pessimistic assessment that the protests did not lead to “tangible political change.” You can join the discussion here.
Ivan Sigal has written some interesting posts about Burma at his Burning Bridge Blog.

The busy folks at I&D have also just released a study on the role of networked digital technology in the period of violence following Kenya’s elections. A fascinating example of diaspora and in-country activists using SMS, blogs and other tools to combat attempts to spread hatred and violence using the same networked tools. Folks interested in the Kenya case will also want to check out James Deane and Jamal Abdi’s policy briefing on the role of the media generally, which they wrote for the BBC World Service Trust.

Myanmar-Monks, uploaded on July 26, 2007
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Kenya Election Mural, uploaded February 4, 2008
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