• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522854909
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522859119
  • PUBLISHED:01/Sep/2008
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:Society & culture: general

The Blogging Revolution

Antony Loewenstein

  • Paperback $24.99
  • E-Book $12.99

The Blogging Revolution is a colourful and revelatory account of bloggers around the globe who live and write under repressive regimes-many of them risking their lives in doing so. Antony Loewenstein's travels take him to private parties in Iran and Egypt, internet cafes in Saudi Arabia and Damascus, to the homes of Cuban dissidents and into newspaper offices in Beijing, where he discovers the ways in which the internet is threatening the rule of governments. Through first-hand investigations, he reveals the complicity of Western multinationals in assisting the restriction of information in these countries and how bloggers are leading the charge for change. This fully updated new edition of the book reveals some of the key players of the Arab Spring and how years of organising, web dissent and bravery led to momentous changes in US-backed dictatorships across the Middle East. The Blogging Revolution is a superb examination about the nature of repression in the twenty-first century and the power of brave individuals to overcome it.

About the author

Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, blogger, photographer and documentarian. He is the author of two bestselling books, My Israel Question and Profits of Doom, co-author of For God's Sake, co-editor of Left Turn and After Zionism and writes for The Guardian, The Nation, Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, Haaretz and other prominent publications. He appears on the BBC, Al Jazeera English, ABC and many other media outlets. He is a Research Associate at the University of Technology's Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.

Other Publications by Antony Loewenstein

    • My Israel Question
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    • Antony's Loewenstein's My Israel Question was a bestseller when first published and generated a storm of controversy, critical praise and robust public debate. Loewenstein's forensic discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues here in a fully updated and expanded new edition, examining the prospects of the Middle East peace process in t... Read more...

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    • Left Turn
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    • The 2008 financial crisis opened the door for a bold, progressive social movement. But despite widespread revulsion at economic inequity and political opportunism, after the crash very little has changed.Has the Left failed? What agenda should progressives pursue? And what alternatives do they dare to imagine?Left Turn is aimed at the many Australia... Read more...

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    • Profits of Doom
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    • Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres. Mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations are invaded by NGOs and the corpor... Read more...

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