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[liberationtech] Any of you following the "Bangladesh Spring" online?

Yosem Companys companys at
Sun Feb 10 15:59:36 PST 2013

I agree, though it is still interesting to study. One of the activists
told me that what they are doing is focusing on using the Internet to
raise awareness of and get international support for their cause.  If
some transnational organizations step in to help them, you could
easily imagine how they could have the kind of impact the Zapatistas
once had, at a time when the Internet penetration in Mexico was also
pretty low:

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Brian Conley <brianc at> wrote:
> As Bangladesh has something like <5% penetration that seems unlikely, or at
> least not a very likely plan for success, no?
> On Feb 10, 2013 2:32 PM, "Yosem Companys" <companys at> wrote:
>> There are quite a few Bangladesh youth activists on Twitter saying the
>> protests were organized via social media but yet they are not getting much
>> coverage of that in news outlets.  (The protests are getting coverage
>> though.)
>> May be a good opportunity for researchers out there to get in on the
>> action as it unfolds.
>> Best,
>> Yosem
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