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Author El-Nawawy, Mohammed, 1968-

Title Egyptian revolution 2.0 : political blogging, civic engagement, and citizen journalism / Mohammed el-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages)
Series The Palgrave series in international political communication
Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication.
Contents Blogging as cyberactivism: introductory themes -- Political blogging: (re)envisioning civic engagement and citizen journalism -- The Arab political blogosphere: the case of Egypt -- Blogging on violations of human rights and limitations on freedom -- Blogging on governmental corruption -- The future of political blogging in Egypt: looking ahead
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Citizen journalism -- Egypt.
Internet -- Political aspects -- Egypt.
Political activists -- Egypt -- Blogs.
Political participation -- Egypt.
Protest movements -- Egypt -- Blogs.
Social media -- Political aspects -- Egypt.
Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-2013 -- Blogs.
Genre/Form Blogs.
Form Electronic book
Author Khamis, Sahar.
LC no. 2012048015
ISBN 1137020911
113702092X (electronic bk.)
9781137020925 (electronic bk.)