Youth, ICTs, and Democracy in Egypt

The Youth, ICTs, and Democracy in Egypt project examines the use and effects of ICTs, starting in April 2008, with the launch of the April 6th Youth Facebook page to support the Mahalla workers’ protest, through to April 2011. The project also examines the “Tunisian Effect” on the Egyptian revolution. The research draws on social movement theory and emphasizes four lines of analysis:

  • actors and networks,
  • organizing strategies and uses of ICTs,
  • local events that influenced the movement’s use of social media and other ICTs, and
  • external events that influenced social mobilization in Egypt and shaped international support.

People & Organizations

  • Project Team