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Civil Society 2.0? How the Internet Changes Politics and the Public Sphere in Cuba

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Duration: 0:44:42 | Added: 19 Nov 2013
Bert Hoffmann (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) gives a talk for the Latin America Seminar Series.

On 12th November 2013, Dr Bert Hoffmann (GIGA Hamburg) discussed the new role of the Internet in shaping the public sphere in Cuba. He analyzed the recent controversy in which musician Robertico Carcassés improvised lyrics and criticized the regime during a concert broadcast live on state television. This episode, which went straight to YouTube and other social media sites, was also distributed widely on USB sticks and generated intense online and public discussion.

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