Digital Media and the Politics of Transformation in the Arab World and Asia

  • Carola Richter
  • Anna Antonakis
  • Cilja Harders

About this book


In times of increasing mediatization and digitalization media play an important role in political and societal transformation processes. The authors of this volume take an actor-centered perspective to shed light on current cases in Arab and Asian countries. They inquire into the ways processes of networking and mobilization evolve in the context of restricted media systems and state-dominated public spheres. It features original research about various social and political actors such as women’s rights activists, public intellectuals, anarchists and Islamists.  

Contextualizing the Role of Digital Media in the Politics of Transformation.- Self-Mediation Practices of Arab Anarchists.- Power Dynamics in Online Communities: The Palestinian Case.- Political Communication Chinese Style.- Internet-mediated Communication in Activists Internal Networks: The Case of Iranian Women´s Right Activism.- Feminist Networks in Times of Multi-layered Transformations: Perspectives from Tunisia.- Social Movements and Social Media in a Post-Revolutionary Political Culture in Egypt

Target Groups
Students and lecturers in comparative politics, political and transnational communication

The Editors
Carola Richter is professor for international communication at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.
Anna Antonakis is a post-doctoral researcher based in Berlin and working as a political scientist in the fields of gender, media and security.
Cilja Harders is professor of political sciences and director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Freie Universität Berlin.


Media Transformation communication Arab Spring Internet Changes in Society

Editors and affiliations

  • Carola Richter
    • 1
  • Anna Antonakis
    • 2
  • Cilja Harders
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für PublizistikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.FU BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Inst. Für Politikwiss.Freie Univ. BerlinBerlinGermany

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