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  • Created on: 26-03-13 19:40
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  • New Media Case Studies
    • Iran
      • Iranian government banned all media reporting of the protest.
        • protesters turned to twitter to let the world know what was going on.
      • peak  of protest there was 200,000 tweets per hour.
      • Protesters become 'Citizen Journalists'  rather than relying on government controlled media.
      • June 2009 - during political protests after a disputed election.
    • The 'Arab Spring'
      • Protesters have been labelled 'the Facebook revolution'.
      • Started in Tunisia, December 2010.
        • Sparked by protesters that occurred in Tunisia following Mohammed Bouazizi's self-immolation in protest of police corruption and ill treatment.
      • Spread to Egypt in January 2011.
        • Most important spark was video posted on you-tube by a woman called Asmaa Mahfouz.
          • She urged Egyptian people to join in a protest on January 25th.
    • 'Los Indignados'
      • Started as a direct critique of the political system in Spain and Europe as a whole and was inspired by the tactics of 'The Arab Spring'.
      • Started by a small group in Madrid called 'real democracy now'.
        • Organised some debates and demonstrations on coming local elections.
      • Call to protest went out over the internet. No formal organisation, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in major cities all over Spain on May 15th 2011.
    • 'Occupy Wall Street'
      • Was largely ignored until a protester uploaded footage of the police spraying pepper spray into the eyes of a protester on the internet.
        • Clip went viral and helped to promote the movement in the USA and other parts of the world.
      • Started September 17th 2011.
        • Was largely ignored until a protester uploaded footage of the police spraying pepper spray into the eyes of a protester on the internet.
          • Clip went viral and helped to promote the movement in the USA and other parts of the world.
      • Internet helped movement to spread to many other cities and countries during Autumn of 2011.

Comments

wngono

This a good resource which identifies examples of key studies which can be used as examples when discussing the media, This is a great template which could be adapted both for students and teachers and used as a good revision tool. 

This can be developed by making links between the key aspects of mass media sociological analysis i.e moral panics and changed to incorporate other examples which might be more relevant to students.

zanahRajak

it showed a blank page when i click on the printable pdf

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