Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, And Citizen Journalism (The Palgrave Macmillan Series In International Political Communication)

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  • Publish Date: 2013-05-22
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Mohammed el-Nawawy;Sahar Khamis

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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.

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