The paper presents and discusses the results of a field study carried out at the Italian Lampedusa island in March 2011. The research was aimed at investigating the exposure of migrants to the Internet and to communications technologies while still in their North-African countries of origin, and the influence of ICTs on recent democratic movements. Empirical work proved the use of the social networks and communications as the tipping point to break isolation, to spread information and indignation, to virally coordinate demonstrations. However, why democratic movements happened there and in that time is due to local geography and changes in information geography.
|Titolo:||The role of Information and Communications technologies in Migrants from Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|