Gatekeeping and citizen journalism: The use of social media during the recent uprisings in Iran, Egypt, and Libya

Sadaf R. Ali, Shahira S Fahmy

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Abstract

This critical study focuses on three major conflicts involving protests in the Middle East and North Africa. From a theoretical perspective, this research expands the study of gatekeeping by examining the characteristics of gatekeeping practices by citizen journalists. Overall findings suggest traditional 'gatekeepers' continue to maintain the status quo regarding news about conflict zones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-69
Number of pages15
JournalMedia, War and Conflict
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Citizen journalism
  • Egypt
  • gatekeeping
  • Iran
  • Libya
  • social media

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  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Gatekeeping and citizen journalism : The use of social media during the recent uprisings in Iran, Egypt, and Libya. / Ali, Sadaf R.; Fahmy, Shahira S.

In: Media, War and Conflict, Vol. 6, No. 1, 04.2013, p. 55-69.

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