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Miriyam Aouragh


Online and Offline Maneuverings in Syria's Counter-Revolution

[Logo of Syrian Electronic Army. Image from the group's Facebook Page]

The revolutionary advance [is] made headway not by its immediate tragic-comic achievements, but on the contrary by the creation of a powerful, united counter-revolution, by the creation of an opponent, by the fighting of which the party of revolt first ripened into a real revolutionary party. —Karl Marx In the past three years masses of Syrians have engaged in undermining the regime’s legitimacy, they have done this from physical places—squares, churches, mosques, ...

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Miriyam Aouragh


Miriyam Aouragh is Leverhulme fellow at Communication And Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster. For her PhD (University of Amsterdam) she studied the implications of the internet as it was first (Web 1.0) introduced in Palestine and in particular the significance of this techno-evolution coinciding with the outbreak of the Second Intifada. She was awarded a Rubicon grant in 2009 and began postdoc research at the Oxford Internet Institute where she focused on the political role of Web 2.0 for grassroots activists. Her work is published in several books and journals including her authored title Palestine Online (IB Tauris 2011).