Postulating the Post-Arab Spring Dynamics of Social Media & Digital Journalism in the Middle East

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Abstract

This article provides a commentary on the special issue of “Digital Journalism” on “10 years after the Arab Uprising”. It highlights the role of social media in facilitating the Arab Spring Movements that erupted in 2010s. The commentary recognizes the evolving political dynamics of the Middle East and the rise of digital authoritarianism in the region. It portrays both the dark and bright sides of social media a decade later of Arab uprising, highlighting the way it is reshaping journalism practice, activism, public’s consciousness, engagement, and their usage of social media tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1257-1261
Number of pages5
JournalDigital Journalism
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • digital journalism
  • internet penetration
  • online news consumption
  • political activism
  • Post-Arab Spring
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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