Category Archives: Fragile States

Rausim! Social media and political protest in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s recent political upheavals follow an upsurge in the use of mobile phones, the internet and social media since the country’s telecommunications sector was deregulated in 2007. Mobile networks have expanded exponentially over the past five years to … Continue reading

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Digital Diasporas: Politics by Proxy

The State department’s diaspora 2.0 initiative, part of the recently initiated International Diaspora Engagement Alliance Initiative (IdEA), links the political and economic power of so-called digital diasporas to US foreign policy goals – the first time a major power has … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Narcoblog: state failure and information flows

As suggested by recent terrorism charges laid against two citizens warning others about violence in Veracruz via twitter, social media and the Internet are increasingly important as information sources for Mexicans frustrated by an official vacuum regarding the country’s ongoing … Continue reading

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