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Today on the net: Mohammed Morsi takes to the web to defend his first year in office; Benjamin Netanyahu’s Instagram account becomes an online laughing stock; And the mayor of Ankara slams western media via Twitter.
Egypt president’s online campaign to defend first year in office
Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi launched an online campaign last week to defend his first year in office. Called “Morsi First year” it seeks to catalogue the successes and difficulties the head of state has encountered since being elected in June 2012.
In addition to this website the Egyptian presidency has also taken to social networks. This Facebook page details the challenges facing the head of state in a number of sectors from health to energy.
Campaigning is also underway on Twitter. Mohammed Morsi is communicating via an account set up specifically for this, encouraging his fellow citizens to share their views under the hashtag #morsifirstyear. Some have taken the opportunity to applaud him and the rights achieved by the revolution. Others however have used the keywords to criticize the Muslim Brotherhood and the policies pursued by the president’s administration.
Indeed one year on from his election, Mohammed Morsi appears to be facing growing opposition, reflected by the emergence over the past few weeks of the “Tamarrod”, meaning rebellion, movement. In this YouTube video we see opposition activists on the subway, asking passengers to sign a petition demanding the president’s resignation. They claim to have collected 15 mill... Go on reading on our web site.
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