As more and more people get their news from digital media, including social media, many question the reliability of these new sources of news, as opposed to newspapers and television news. 1,214 more words
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Could Egypt’s experience of Internet activism leading to revolution serve as a model for social movements everywhere?
That seems to be one of the take-aways of David Faris’s book Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt which offers a detailed case study of Egyptian media activism from 2005 to 2011, and draws from it a general model for what works and what doesn’t. 799 more words
The importance of media–both “traditional broadcast” and new media–in the Egyptian revolution and other revolutionary activities of the last four years is often framed as having refuted Gil Scott-Heron’s performance poem, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” 1,108 more words
There’s a new article out from John Postill in the latest issue of Convergence that may be relevant to the study of the roles digital media played (and continue to play) in the Egyptian revolution. 799 more words
I spent part of last week in Qatar with a brilliant group of scholars, discussing digital media in the Middle East.
Each of us offered a 10-15 minute general introduction to our assigned topic, followed by 45 minutes of discussion and commentary. 1,464 more words