Egypt’s unfinished revolution: the role of the media revisited

Alexander, A. and Aouragh, M. 2014. Egypt’s unfinished revolution: the role of the media revisited. International Journal of Communication. 8, pp. 890-915.

TitleEgypt’s unfinished revolution: the role of the media revisited
AuthorsAlexander, A.
Aouragh, M.
Abstract

This article analyzes the role of the media in the Egyptian revolution, distinguishing between the political synchronization of media forms, which was achieved during the 18 Days uprising, and broader processes of media convergence. We locate the key dynamics of media production and consumption by revolutionary activists not in the affordances of the Internet but in the shifting balance of forces between revolution and counterrevolution on the wider political stage. Using various examples, we argue that parts of the popular movement inEgypt have moved away from reliance on old and new capitalist media as simply carriers of their voices and hopes toward media practices seeking to develop media voices and infrastructures of their own.

JournalInternational Journal of Communication
Journal citation8, pp. 890-915
ISSN1932-8036
Year2014
PublisherUniversity of South Carolina
Web address (URL)http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2520/1109
Publication dates
Published26 Mar 2014
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