Revolution by social media: sustainable democracy by whom?

Today's Zaman

Klaus Jurgens
June 1, 2012

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Last Wednesday, while participating in a roundtable discussion at the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) about business and investment after the Arab Spring, comments made by Canadian-based Middle East expert Professor Bessma Momani piqued my curiosity.

Citing in particular Egypt’s role during the Arab Spring, Momani, originally hailing from Jordan, argues that it was indeed in a large part kick-started by educated yet unemployed, hence frustrated young Egyptian citizens. She calls that element of the events a “youth-quake,” then added that this youth-quake is not short-lived but will become so much better and long-lasting.

She attested that the …

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