Social media and uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. (c2015)

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dc.contributor.author Ghazzaoui, Sariah Mosbah
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-09T10:19:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-09T10:19:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-09-09
dc.date.submitted 2015-04-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2126
dc.description.abstract The year 2010 witnessed a major breakthrough in the Arab world, demonstrations unexpectedly filled the streets of Tunisia followed by Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and Syria. In fact, many other countries of the Middle East and North Africa were also affected by this domino effect. Citizens of the Arab world were no longer afraid to speak up and stand up for their rights which had long been taken away from them by their rulers. This thesis seeks to examine a new paradigm of information and sourcing which introduced new actors and tools to the political arena. The main goal of this study is to examine the role of social media in the Arab Spring specifically in the revolutions of Tunisia and Egypt. Two case studies will be analyzed in depth: Tunisia and Egypt, which were the first two countries to have started a revolution and have succeeded in overthrowing their rulers. The main findings this thesis seeks to demonstrate are that social media did not cause the Arab spring, however it provided accelerating and limitless tools that helped the people plan the revolutions, connect and share the truth with the outside world, and it also allowed normal citizens to become journalists. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Social media -- Political aspects -- Egypt en_US
dc.subject Social media -- Political aspects -- Tunisia en_US
dc.subject Social media -- Political aspects -- Arab countries en_US
dc.subject Arab Spring, 2010- -- Influence en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Social media and uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. (c2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105287 en_US
dc.author.commembers Salloukh, Bassel
dc.author.commembers Ammar, Diala
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department International Affairs en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: viii, 93 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Ouaiss, Jennifer Skulte
dc.keywords Arab Spring en_US
dc.keywords Social Media en_US
dc.keywords Facebook en_US
dc.keywords Twitter en_US
dc.keywords Information en_US
dc.keywords Communication en_US
dc.keywords Politics en_US
dc.keywords MENA en_US
dc.keywords Tunisia en_US
dc.keywords Egypt en_US
dc.keywords Revolution en_US
dc.keywords People en_US
dc.keywords Citizens en_US
dc.keywords Corruption en_US
dc.keywords Protests en_US
dc.keywords Uprising en_US
dc.keywords Unemployment en_US
dc.keywords Freedom en_US
dc.keywords Democracy en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 85-93. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2015.17 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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