The popular protests in North Africa, dubbed the ‘Arab Spring’, have reignited debate on the role of social media in facilitating political participation and active citizenry engagement. The 2010/2011 popular protests in Tunisia and Egypt were largely organised, supported and driven through social media platforms.
About the author:
At the time this paper was completed, Arthur Chatora was a research intern in the African Conflict Prevention Programme at the ISS Pretoria office. He holds an MA in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa.