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rashidi Y, Ahmadipor Z, Karimi M. The impact of cyber space on Egypt’s revolution. IQBQ. 23 (1) :99-117
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-2683-en.html
1- phD studant Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares university
2- Associate Professor in Political Geography, Tarbiat modares university
3- Ph.D Candidate, Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3466 Views)
Expansion of communicational infrastructures and increase in grassroots’ access to media and cyberspace affect public’s needs, political participation and the citizens’ relationship with international, national and local political space. Nowdays[R1] , citizens in different countries have increased their awareness using communicational infrastructures and have spread out news and information in cyberspace and communicational media. They do not act passively in front of the other media like past , but they compare their life quality and legal freedoms with others by observing and evaluating the situation of their own country.  
In the late [R2] 2010, some protests were raised in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria that no one could anticipate them. The common point of these protests was their origin rooted in [R3] cyberspace. By dismantling Tunisia, Egypt and Libya’s governments and resignation of Yemen’s president, it can be expected that these movements can be spread in the Middle East, to other totalitarian governments of the region.
In the protests process in the region and in particular in Egypt and Tunisia, protesters used cyberspace to coordinate campaigns. The organizers of these  protests organizers [R4] in Egypt tried to take attention using devices that their audiences have, and shifted the leadership of protests from political parties and elites to the social networks.
The current study tires to answer this question using published documents and reports: In the framework of what process and under the effect of what factors cyberspace contributed to the formation of protests movements in Egypt?

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Received: 2013/11/10 | Accepted: 2014/05/29 | Published: 2022/04/21

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