The seminar work deals with the topic of the role of social media during the recent war and civilian conflicts in Arabian world. It examines the characteristics of gatekeeping practices in social media. On the basis of two critical studies it analyzes activist organizations‘ use of online media and the relationship between new and traditional media.
Ali, Sadaf; Fahmy, Shahira (2013). Gatekeeping and citizen journalism: The use of social media during the recent uprising in Iran, Egypt, and Libya. Media, War & Conflict, April 2013; vol. 6, 1: pp. 55-69.
Lynch, Marc; Freelon, Deen; Aday Sean (2014). Syria's Socially Mediated Civil War. Blogs and Bullets III. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2014. ISBN 978-1-60127-204-1. Dostupné z: http://www.usip.org/publications/syria-s-socially-mediated-civil-war.