It may be some time before the Internet becomes firmly entrenched in much of the Middle East. The obstacles to adoption, especially with the current technology, appear significant. But the information revolution has already arrived in the Middle East, and it poses significant challenges for the status quo.
The Middle East's Information Revolution
Jon B. Alterman is a program officer in the research and studies program at the United States Institute of Peace. He is the author of New Media, New Politics? From Satellite Television to the Internet in the Arab World (Washington: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1998).
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Jon B. Alterman; The Middle East's Information Revolution. Current History 1 January 2000; 99 (633): 21–26. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.633.21
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