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Authoritarian regimes vs. social networks

Did social network Facebook share some of the responsibility for the Tunisian revolution and the fall of Ben Ali’s regime? Ever since Mohamed Bouazizi’s desperate act, many of the Tunisian demonstrations were relayed on social networks. In less than one month Tunisia had managed to overthrow the authoritarian regime of Ben Ali, who had been in power for over 23 years. The rapidity was surprising and led many analysts to wonder if social networks had become the essential tool in denouncing autho

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2014-11-20 Kenya

Kenyans call on women to dress 'decently'

In this edition: Kenyans are calling on women to dress "decently"; Australian stars speak out against children being held in immigration detention; and people going about their...

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2014-11-19 USA

USA: Anonymous takes on the Ku Klux Klan

In this edition: Anonymous takes on the Ku Klux Klan; Canadian web users campaign in memory of a victim of child pornography; and a video of snorkelling with humpback whales.

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2014-11-18 Kenya

Video of assault on woman in Nairobi sparks outrage

In this edition: an assault on a woman in Nairobi sparks outrage among Kenyan web users; a Brazilian project transforming political campaign boards into furniture; and some slow...

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2014-11-17 Islamic State (IS)

Web users react to death of Peter Kassig

In this edition: web users the world over react to the death of Peter Kassig; the Algerian authorities launch an online anti-violence campaign; and the “Dude Perfect” trick shot...

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2014-11-15 work

The rise of social networks for business professionals

As is the case every Monday morning, the senior management team at this French company is getting together to discuss the main issues for the week ahead. A new element was...

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