Egyptian revolution 2.0 : political blogging, civic engagement, and citizen journalism
- Mohammed el-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical description
- viii, 241 p. ; 23 cm.
- Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -233) and index.
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE
- 1: Blogging as Cyberactivism: Introductory Themes
- 2: Political Blogging: (Re)Envisioning Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism
- 3: The Arab Political Blogosphere: The Case of Egypt
- 4: Blogging on Violations of Human Rights and Limitations on Freedom
- 5: Blogging on Governmental Corruption
- 6: The Future of Political Blogging in Egypt: Looking Ahead References.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book sheds light on the growing phenomenon of cyberactivism in the Arab world, with a special focus on the Egyptian political blogosphere and its role in paving the way to democratization and socio-political change in Egypt, which culminated in Egypt's historical popular revolution on Jan. 25, 2011. In doing so, it examines the relevance and applicability of the concepts of citizen journalism and civic engagement to the discourses and deliberations in five of the most popular political blogs in Egypt, through exploring the potential connection between virtual activism, as represented in the postings on these blogs, and real activism in Egyptian political life, as represented in the calls for social, economic and political reform on the streets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Egyptian revolution two point oh
- Egyptian revolution two point zero
- The Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication
- 9781137020918 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 1137020911 (hardback : alk. paper)
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