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Why don't Africans use social media to revolt like Arabs? (guest-blog)

Anyangwe, Eliza (2011) Why don't Africans use social media to revolt like Arabs? (guest-blog). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (04 Mar 2011). Blog.

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Abstract

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Apparently not. For there to be ‘sound’ there needs to be ears that hear the vibrations made by the falling tree. This philosophical riddle speaks volumes about the muted protests happening in parts of sub-Saharan Africa at the moment – and of the seeming disinterest both in the countries where they are started and in the international media.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 14:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77495

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