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Mapping Iran's online public: Politics and culture in the Persian blogosphere

8 Apr 2008
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This case study is part of a series produced by the Internet and Democracy project. The initial studies include three of the most frequently cited examples of the Internet?s influence on democracy. The first case looks at the user-generated news site, OhmyNews , and its impact on the 2002 Presidential elections in South Korea. The second documents nontraditional media and the use of cell phone technologies for information sharing and organization of protesters during Ukraine's Orange Revolution. This third case analyzes the composition of the Iranian blogosphere and its possible impact on political and democratic processes.

The objectives of these studies are to write a narrative description of the events and the technology used in each case, to draw initial conclusions about the actual impact of technology on democratic events and processes, and to identify questions for further research.

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2008
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