Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age

Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age

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Focusing on the Iranian presidential elections of 2009 and ensuing demonstrations in major cities across Iran and world, Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age provides a balanced discussion of the role and impact of modern communication technologies, particularly the novel utilization of 'small digital media' vis-^-vis the elections and global media coverage. Written in a non-technical, easy to read, and accessible manner, the volume will appeal to scholars, students, policy makers and print professionals alike. To provide a global overview of media coverage and diverse perspectives on the controversial 2009 presidential election, this book consists of 24 original essays, covering issues from global media coverage to new media-social networking, from the ideological-political dimensions to the cultural facets of the elections. Organized in a cohesive manner, the writing styles and presentation remain varied and richly informative.The government is trying to make small concessions, but [citizens] want real changea€ (2009). ... Described as being a tide of youth interested in democratic rights in Iran, the coverage also illuminated the desires of many Iranians interested in aanbsp;...

Title:Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age
Author:Yahya R. Kamalipour
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2010-09-16


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