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Framing the Egyptian uprising in arabic language newspapers and social media

Hamdy, N., & Gomaa, E. H.
Journal of Communication, 62 (2), (S. 195–211).
2012

This study examines the framing of Egypt’s January 2011 uprising in the country’s state-run, independent and social media using a unique dataset of Arabic language content from newspapers and key social media posts collected during the peak of protests. Semiofficial (governmental) newspapers framed the event as “a conspiracy on the Egyptian state,” warning of economic consequence and attributing blame and responsibility for the chaos on others. Social media posts used a human interest frame defining protests as “a revolution for freedom and social justice” and independent newspapers used a combination of these frames. Findings point toward the potential roles that news media will play in shaping public opinion and demonstrate why social media have wide appeal in times of political crisis.

Zitation (APA)

Hamdy, N., & Gomaa, E. H. (2012). Framing the Egyptian uprising in arabic language newspapers and social media. Journal of Communication, 62(2), 195–211.