'WHERE IS MY VOTE?' ICT Politics in the Aftermath of Iran's Presidential Election
Sohrabi-Haghighat, M. Hadi, Mansouri, Shohre, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society
Iran's 2009 presidential election was a controversial political event and came prominently into global media focus. Alleged large-scale frauds in the election led to widespread protests which faced repressive reaction of the regime. In the absence of independent media, the story of the political upheaval was brought to the world by the protesters' extensive use of mobile phones and the Internet. This paper attempts to illuminate the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the aftermath of the election and in the development of the opposition Green Movement. 'Political Opportunity Structures' - the cornerstone of social movement theories - was adopted …
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Publication information: Article title: 'WHERE IS MY VOTE?' ICT Politics in the Aftermath of Iran's Presidential Election. Contributors: Sohrabi-Haghighat, M. Hadi - Author, Mansouri, Shohre - Author. Journal title: International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society. Volume: 8. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2010. Page number: 24+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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