Arab Spring in the News

How did the media cover the Arab Spring?

Main stream media and social network provided often competing narratives about the Arab Spring. Coverage varied depending on geopolitical factors. A longitudinal survey of mass media coverage of the Arab Spring reveals stunning facts about handling facts, bias, and relationship between key institutional actors. The role of religion and politics in shaping narratives about social change movements is now reliably qualifiable and quantifiable.

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Sample BBC (Arabic) coverage (immediately below)



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Sample Aljazeera (Arabic) coverage (immediately below)




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