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Jack Shenker
Journalist, Freelance

Jack Shenker is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Granta and the London Review of Books. He is the author of The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution (2016). He is based in London and Cairo. 

Essays
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Essay/Politics & Government
Democratising the digital

Digital technologies are a market product and play politics by different means. It’s up to us to harness them for democracy

Jack Shenker