Means for Keeping Communication Lines Open During M.E. Crisis

Posted on January 28, 2011


There are websites around that do let people in the area of these riots know of alternate ways of communication.It has been an education to see the chaos that can result when the internet is taken down.  Here is one website:

Here is a wonderful “backgrounder” article on social networks and social unrest:

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9 December 2010 Last updated at 07:53 ET

How social media changed protest

By Dominic Casciani BBC News home affairs correspondent

Over the past month, many parts of the UK have witnessed student-led protests against tuition fees and the end of grants in further education.

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On television, the scenes have looked like a typical demonstration: people standing around in the cold waving placards while police run around after trouble-makers. But what’s beyond doubt is that social media has played an important role in the anti-cuts demonstrations, but is it changing the nature of modern protest?

Moments ago a CNN correspondent in Cairo in phone contact with the home office refused to answer the question “how are you able to communicate with us now”?  He related that were he to do so, it would put people at risk.

 

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