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What has the internet done to leftist organisations?

Atef, Noha

This chapter focuses on the impact of the internet on the organisation of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists first by explaining how the leftist movement. It deals with the discussion of the influence of RevSoc, the digital media package, on the organisation of the Revolutionary Socialists, focusing on the structure, publicity and the understanding of their members of the 'Revolutionary Newspaper' notion proposed by Lenin. The chapter provides an evaluation of the Revolutionary Socialists' adoption of digital media and whether it harmed or benefitted their leftist organisation. Generalising the positive impact of digital media on other leftist organisations requires reflection on the variables that shaped the experience of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists. Digital media required the foundation of subordinate bodies inside the Revolutionary Socialists, whose mission was to run and coordinate the new channels of communication. The 2011 uprising underscored digital activism, through using social media for political mobilisation and the organisation of protest events.
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