arab spring http://kbia.org en Are protests in Sudan a prelude to an 'African Spring' uprising? http://kbia.org/post/are-protests-sudan-prelude-african-spring-uprising <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Sept. 23, thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum. The country’s autocratic leaders lifted fuel subsidies to raise revenue, leaving outraged citizens to deal with sky rocketing fuel prices. In response to the violent riots, the government imposed a 24-hour Internet blackout to strip citizens of social media communication and block the media coverage.</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:33:24 +0000 Claire Murphy & Christine Coester & Marina Lemos Demartini 43447 at http://kbia.org Are protests in Sudan a prelude to an 'African Spring' uprising? NPR strategist discusses tweeting the Arab Spring http://kbia.org/post/npr-strategist-discusses-tweeting-arab-spring <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Social media pioneer Andy Carvin drew high praise from fellow journalists for his coverage of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.&nbsp; The NPR reporter and strategist tracked the Arab Spring events in real time, from thousands of miles away in Washington.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:19:34 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30502 at http://kbia.org NPR strategist discusses tweeting the Arab Spring Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring? http://kbia.org/post/free-media-bloom-after-arab-spring <p>After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:52:32 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 5012 at http://kbia.org Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?