The Role of Digital Networked Technologies in the Ukrainian Orange Revolution

21 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2007  

Joshua Goldstein

Berkman Center

Date Written: December 20, 2007

Abstract

This working paper is part of a series examining how the Internet influences democracy. This report is a narrative case study that examines the role of the Internet and mobile phones during Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution. The first section describes the online citizen journalists who reported many stories left untouched by self censored mainstream journalists. The second section investigates the use of digital networked technologies by pro-democracy organizers. This case study concludes with the statement that the Internet and mobile phones made a wide range of activities easier, however the Orange Revolution was largely made possible by savvy activists and journalists willing to take risks to improve their country.

Keywords: Ukriane, internet, democracy, orange, revolution, network

Suggested Citation

Goldstein, Joshua, The Role of Digital Networked Technologies in the Ukrainian Orange Revolution (December 20, 2007). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2007-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1077686 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1077686

Joshua Goldstein (Contact Author)

Berkman Center ( email )

Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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