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  • Giving a voice to the turmoil in the Middle East via Twitter

    For the nearly 40 000 followers of his Twitter feed, Andy Carvin is providing a unique window into the turmoil in the Middle East. For a media industry facing its own ferment, Carvin, who works online for National Public Radio (NPR), is offering a glimpse into journalism's future, using the Web to report the historic events in a fresh and innovative way. The Washington-based Carvin has been glued to his desktop at work and...

  • China state-controlled media dismiss Middle East-style protest calls

    China's state media has snubbed calls for Middle East-style protests, calling the efforts "performance art". Authorities are urging the public to have patience in light of a number of contentious social problems. "The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have spread in the Middle East, and some in the West want China to become 'the next Egypt'. This is simply impossible," said the English-language Global Times. The commentaries hinted at growing official concern among China's...

  • Surge in Facebook users coincides with North African uprisings

    The revolutionary uprisings sweeping through the Muslim countries of North Africa are difficult to write about because change is taking place so fast. But it is safe to say that they are being driven by a disillusioned and frustrated youth, empowered with the tools of social media, and inspired by the failed Green Revolution in Iran. The events which unfolded in Tunisia are unprecedented, and represent the first time that a groundswell of discontent amongst Arab youth has successfully overthrown a government. These movements have, by and large, been characterised as being 'leaderless' -- which is merely another way...