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SEA 2 : The “Wikipedia Revolution without the staff of Wikipedia: the Syrian uprising’s information environment” with E. De Angelis (CEDEJ)

An insurgency by the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood against President Hafez al-Assad’s regime in 1982 led to the deaths of between 10,000 to 40,000 people. (Reuters)

The “Wikipedia Revolution without the staff of Wikipedia: the Syrian uprising’s information environment”

 New! Listen to Enrico de Angelis lecture in MP3 (English):

[Download Enrico de Angelis’ Presentation in PDF / Powerpoint ]

PART 1 : [audio:http://webscience.blogs.usj.edu.lb/files/2012/03/enricop1.mp3|titles=Enrico de Angelis – Syria Web]

PART 2 : [audio:http://webscience.blogs.usj.edu.lb/files/2012/03/enricop21.mp3|titles=Enrico de Angelis – Syria Web]

“Within the Syrian uprising, as in other “Arab Spring” contexts, new cultural and social practices for producing, distributing and exchanging information have emerged. These practices seem to delineate a new, networked, public sphere, characterized by active participation, multi-directional communication and amateur cultural production. But these emerging ways of communicating are not always to be uncritically considered functional to democratic and democratization processes. In the Syrian uprising, the specific conditions of web activism’s development have contributed in creating a media environment that appears to be characterized by cultural chaos, lack of credibility and polarization of the debate.”

Enrico de Angelis est chercheur en résidence au Centre d’études et de documentation économique, juridique et sociales du Caire, Egypte.

La présentation est assurée en anglais.

 

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