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El Gody, A. (2015). ICT, Media and the Egyptian Revolution: Building Networks of Democracy (1ed.). In: Vikas Kumar, Jakob Svensson (Ed.), Promoting social change and democracy through information technology: (pp. 94-115). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ICT, Media and the Egyptian Revolution: Building Networks of Democracy
2015 (English)In: Promoting social change and democracy through information technology / [ed] Vikas Kumar, Jakob Svensson, Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 2015, 1, p. 94-115Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
Advances in electronic government, digital divide, an regional development book series, ISSN 2326-9103
Keywords
Arab Spring, Internet activism, social media, network society
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47428 (URN)978-1-4666-8502-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2015). Interactivity in Egyptian newspapers. Social Semiotics, 25(1), 33-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interactivity in Egyptian newspapers
2015 (English)In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 33-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The utilisation of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in Egypt has irrevocably changed the nature of the traditional Egyptian public sphere. One can see the Egyptian online society as a multiplicity of networks. These networks have developed, transformed and expanded over time, operating across all areas of life. Nonetheless, in essence they are sociopolitical and cultural in origin. This trend changed the way audiences consumed news, with traditional media – especially independent and opposition – started to utilise ICTs to access online information to develop their media content to escape government control. Several media organisations also started to expand their presence online so that, as well as providing news content, they also provided them with a “space” to interact amongst themselves and with media organisations. Audiences started to provide detailed descriptions of Egyptian street politics, posting multimedia material, generating public interest and reinforcing citizen power hence democratic capacity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015
Keywords
Arab Spring; Egyptian revolution; newspaper practice; interactivity; network society; Egyptian media
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39581 (URN)10.1080/10350330.2014.991539 (DOI)000349667000003 ()2-s2.0-84920579486 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2018-04-07Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2014). Online journalism, citizen participation and engagement in Egypt. In: Hayes Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai, Jason Whittaker (Ed.), Online journalism in Africa: trends, practices and emerging cultures (pp. 141-155). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Online journalism, citizen participation and engagement in Egypt
2014 (English)In: Online journalism in Africa: trends, practices and emerging cultures / [ed] Hayes Mabweazara, Okoth Fred Mudhai, Jason Whittaker, New York: Routledge, 2014, p. 141-155Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2014
Series
Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies ; 12
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33174 (URN)978-0-415-50374-7 (ISBN)978-0-203-38253-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-21 Created: 2014-01-21 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2014). Social Media and the Transformation of post-revolution Egyptian newspapers Public Space. In: Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space: . Paper presented at Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 18-20, 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Media and the Transformation of post-revolution Egyptian newspapers Public Space
2014 (English)In: Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The opening months of 2011, the world witnessed a series of turmoil events in Egypt that soon lead to uprisings toppling President Mubarak regime. The Egyptian revolution was, by far, the most media exposed event in the Middle East for journalists/activists using different forms of media –especially social media-­ to voice Egyptian opposition to the world. Even with the Egyptian government shutting Internet lines, imprisoning activists, blocking media websites, confiscating newspapers, cutting off mobile communications, and scrambling satellite signals to limit coverage of the events, Egyptian journalists circumvented government pressure to voice their cause online that lead many label the Egyptian uprising as the ‘Facebook’ or the ‘Twitter’ revolution. 

Since 2011, the utilisation of social media has irrevocably changed the nature of the traditional public sphere. One can see the Egyptian online society as a multiplicity of networks. Audiences started to provide detailed descriptions of Egyptian street politics, posting multimedia material, generating public interest, and reinforcing citizen power and democracy. This trend changed the way audiences consumed news, with traditional media, (especially independent and opposition) started to access online information to develop their media content and to escape government control.  

Indeed, after the first phase of the revolution, social media became a main source for information and political participation. New actors started to invest in creating news portals to attract communities and to enable these communities to interact with each other’s ideas on the one hand and with the ideas of the news portals on the other.

Similarly, several media organisations started to expand their presence to social networks so that, as well as providing news content, they also provided a ‘space’ for interactivity. Social media news sites became the playground for political parties, activists, and groups from various ideologies creating ‘online spaces of flows’ to cater for the emerging needs of the readers. In transitional societies moving towards democracy, such as Egypt, political development is a central topic which journalists mediate with their audience. Indeed, journalists inform the audience and facilitate informed choices as ‘gatewatchers’, not as watchdog ‘gatekeepers’, in the power struggle between audience, media, and politics.  

The aim of this paper is to study how different news organisations (government, opposition, non-­‐partisan) are utilizing social media to establish a sustainable infrastructure for free and public democratic deliberations in the post Egypt revolution. Building on Network journalism theories and empirical material collected, this article aims at utilizing Critical Discourse Analysis and netnography at answerign the following research questions: (1) the use of social media by Egyptian newsorganizations in interacting with audience (2) nature of online discussions in news organizations social media outlets.

National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39583 (URN)
Conference
Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 18-20, 2014
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2014). Sosyal Medya ve Misir Devrimi: Demokratik Bir Kapasite Olusturabilir mi?. In: Emel Basturk Akca (Ed.), Yeni Medya-yeni Pratikler-yeni Olanaklar: (pp. 129-154). Kocaeli: Umuttepe Yayinlari
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sosyal Medya ve Misir Devrimi: Demokratik Bir Kapasite Olusturabilir mi?
2014 (Turkish)In: Yeni Medya-yeni Pratikler-yeni Olanaklar / [ed] Emel Basturk Akca, Kocaeli: Umuttepe Yayinlari , 2014, p. 129-154Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kocaeli: Umuttepe Yayinlari, 2014
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39580 (URN)9786055100216 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2014). The Use Of Information and Communication Technologies in Egyptian Newsrooms. In: International Communication Association (ICA), Communication and the Good Life: . Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), Communication and the Good Life, Seattle, USA, May 22-26, 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Use Of Information and Communication Technologies in Egyptian Newsrooms
2014 (English)In: International Communication Association (ICA), Communication and the Good Life, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39582 (URN)
Conference
International Communication Association (ICA), Communication and the Good Life, Seattle, USA, May 22-26, 2014
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2014). The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Three Egyptian Newsrooms. In: Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara (Ed.), Digital technologies and the evolving African newsroom: towards an African digital journalism epistemology. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Three Egyptian Newsrooms
2014 (English)In: Digital technologies and the evolving African newsroom: towards an African digital journalism epistemology / [ed] Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara, London: Routledge, 2014Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2014
Series
Journalism Studies: Theory and Practice
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39579 (URN)9781138823839 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2014). The use of information and communication technologies in three Egyptian newsrooms. Digital Journalism, 2(1), 77-97
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2014 (English)In: Digital Journalism, ISSN 2167-0811, E-ISSN 2167-082X, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 77-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33176 (URN)10.1080/21670811.2013.850202 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-01-21 Created: 2014-01-21 Last updated: 2018-03-07Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2014). Use of Facebook Rumorsto Influence Audience Political Attitude: A Comparative Study on Egyptian Responseto Political Pages Between 2011 And 2013. In: The International Conference on Media and Rumor: Societal risks and ways of confrontation. Paper presented at The International Conference on Media and Rumor, Ahba, Saudi Arabia, November 25-27, 2014. Abha: King Khaled University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Use of Facebook Rumorsto Influence Audience Political Attitude: A Comparative Study on Egyptian Responseto Political Pages Between 2011 And 2013
2014 (Arabic)In: The International Conference on Media and Rumor: Societal risks and ways of confrontation, Abha: King Khaled University Press , 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abha: King Khaled University Press, 2014
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39584 (URN)
Conference
The International Conference on Media and Rumor, Ahba, Saudi Arabia, November 25-27, 2014
Available from: 2014-12-11 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
El Gody, A. (2013). Arap Blog Dunyasinda ABD'nin imaji: Alarabiya.net'ten Degerlendirmeler. In: Kavramlar, Yeklasimlar ve Uygulamalar (Ed.), Yeni Medya Uzerine: . Antalya: Ege Yayinlari
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arap Blog Dunyasinda ABD'nin imaji: Alarabiya.net'ten Degerlendirmeler
2013 (Turkish)In: Yeni Medya Uzerine / [ed] Kavramlar, Yeklasimlar ve Uygulamalar, Antalya: Ege Yayinlari, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Antalya: Ege Yayinlari, 2013
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33175 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-21 Created: 2014-01-21 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
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