Digital Resistance

Olga Kuchinskaya
For citizens seeking to challenge authoritarian regimes, new media are said to provide new mobilization and coordination abilities. At the same time, digital technologies improve regimes’ surveillance and repression abilities. The proposed project intervenes in this debate on the role of digital media in networked movements. Using the example of the 2020 large-scale post-election protests in Belarus, the ongoing brutal crackdown by the Belarusian regime, and the continued efforts of activists, this research argues that...
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