Social Media Broadens Public Debate

In 2011, Egypt’s “Arab Spring“ was often referred to as the “Facebook Revolution“. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter quickly became the people’s main source of news, and as the protests started to turn bloody, activists spread warnings of dangerous areas in order to prevent casualties. President Hosni Mubarak reacted by cutting off Egypt from…

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What Turkey and Brazil have in common

Emerging powers with booming economies, democratically elected leaders and rising influence in the regions around them: In the last years, Turkey and Brazil were often seen as role models. The presidents of these countries, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Dilma Roussev, even developed ambitions on a global level: They joined in a diplomatic attempt to negotiate…

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