Social media and the arab spring

Dissemination of information among Malaysians

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Abstract

The year 2010 has seen the rise of West Asia with the Arab Spring phenomena. The event has triggered the solidarity of at least 8 countries in the region of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and has seen the ousting of Hosni Mubarak's regime. Malaysia is emotionally attached to Egypt through religion, economy and education which has led Malaysians to track the event. In the meantime, the media is seen as the catalyst towards the rise of the people there. The democratic system depends very much on free, accurate and responsible flow of credible information. The flow of information has brought huge changes in the communications aspect. This article will discuss about the impact of social media as the main source of information channel among Malaysians during the massive uprise in Egypt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-230
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Asian Pacific Communication
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • communication
  • credible information
  • Middle East conflict
  • social media
  • solidarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Communication
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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