Skip to main content

Geographers Mobilize: A Network-Diffusion Analysis of the Campaign to Free Ghazi-Walid Falah

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


In summer 2006, Professor Ghazi-Walid Falah, a political geographer and editor-in-chief of the journal Arab World Geographer, was arrested by Israeli police after taking photographs of rural landscapes in Northern Galilee. Falah was subsequently held for 23 days, incommunicado, and without charge. An international campaign to “Free Ghazi” was launched by his family, friends and colleagues, largely over academic listservs and other media. Utilizing social network analysis and contextualizing the campaign within structures of telecommunications technologies, the purpose of this paper is to assess the various factors that contributed to the campaign's coalescence, its rapid development, and its global reach.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Internet; political geography; scale; social networks

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Geography & Geosciences, Salisbury University, USA;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 2010-03-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more