Shades of expression: Online political journalism in the post-colour revolution nations

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/295426
Title:
Shades of expression: Online political journalism in the post-colour revolution nations
Authors:
Roberts, Simon Gwyn
Abstract:
The Colour Revolutions in the former Soviet Union were arguably the twenty-first century’s first successful attempts to overthrow political elites through mass protest and civic society activism. They are of intrinsic interest to media scholars because concepts of media freedom were located at the heart of the protests against semiautocratic post-Communist regimes and have continued to characterise political debate in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. The ideals that underpinned the events were echoed several years later in the Arab world, and both initially involved influential networks of activists ranged against political elites. The events of the Arab Spring were often facilitated and given added impetus by the advances in news media technology which had taken place over the latter half of the decade and which allowed for more effective networked communications and a more open public sphere to thrive, even in autocratic environments. But while the role of evolving media technologies has been extensively analysed and critiqued in the context of the Arab world, its use in the more mature post-Revolution environments of the former Soviet Union has been largely overlooked. This book captures a “snapshot” of the contemporary role of online journalism in rapidly evolving post-Soviet, post-Colour Revolution political environments, exploring the wider journalistic and political context alongside the use and influence of online news sites. In particular, it aims to fill a gap in the literature by undertaking qualitative work in the post-Colour Revolution nations which seeks to assess the views of active journalists on the role of online political journalism in those environments.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Chester; University of Chester Press, 2013
Publisher:
University of Chester Press
Publication Date:
May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/295426
Additional Links:
http://www.chester.ac.uk/university-press
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
This book is not available through ChesterRep.
ISBN:
9781908258076
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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Simon Gwynen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-08T09:40:45Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-08T09:40:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-
dc.identifier.citationChester; University of Chester Press, 2013en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9781908258076-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/295426-
dc.descriptionThis book is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe Colour Revolutions in the former Soviet Union were arguably the twenty-first century’s first successful attempts to overthrow political elites through mass protest and civic society activism. They are of intrinsic interest to media scholars because concepts of media freedom were located at the heart of the protests against semiautocratic post-Communist regimes and have continued to characterise political debate in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. The ideals that underpinned the events were echoed several years later in the Arab world, and both initially involved influential networks of activists ranged against political elites. The events of the Arab Spring were often facilitated and given added impetus by the advances in news media technology which had taken place over the latter half of the decade and which allowed for more effective networked communications and a more open public sphere to thrive, even in autocratic environments. But while the role of evolving media technologies has been extensively analysed and critiqued in the context of the Arab world, its use in the more mature post-Revolution environments of the former Soviet Union has been largely overlooked. This book captures a “snapshot” of the contemporary role of online journalism in rapidly evolving post-Soviet, post-Colour Revolution political environments, exploring the wider journalistic and political context alongside the use and influence of online news sites. In particular, it aims to fill a gap in the literature by undertaking qualitative work in the post-Colour Revolution nations which seeks to assess the views of active journalists on the role of online political journalism in those environments.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chester Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chester.ac.uk/university-pressen_GB
dc.subjectGeorgiaen_GB
dc.subjectKyrgyzstanen_GB
dc.subjectUkraineen_GB
dc.subjectpoliticsen_GB
dc.subjectrevolutionen_GB
dc.subjectpolitical changeen_GB
dc.titleShades of expression: Online political journalism in the post-colour revolution nationsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_GB
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