「アラブ革命」の余燼:政治変動を前後とした中東メディアの変容  [in Japanese] Embers of the Arab Revolutions:the Transformation of theMedia Landscape in the Middle East  [in Japanese]

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<p>The purpose of this paper is to reveal the transformation of the media</p><p>landscape in Middle Eastern countries since the beginning of the Arab Spring</p><p>began. Although a series of protests started as requirements for better governance,</p><p>political freedom, and qualified life, its outcomes seem to have been far</p><p>from successful. To date (excluding Tunisia), there have been no countries</p><p>experiencing substantial democratic progress. Therefore, contrary to the initial</p><p>optimistic views on the uprisings that emphasized people's power and the effectiveness</p><p>of social movement regarding authoritarian governments, recent studies</p><p>tend to take a more severe viewpoint of the incidents. Although many</p><p>observers regard the Arab Spring as momentous historically for showing the</p><p>power of media freedom enabled by the development of media technologies,</p><p>most studies have never focused on the whereabouts of media freedom in Middle</p><p>Eastern countries after these uprisings. For a better understanding of the</p><p>relationship between media and the Arab Spring, this study considers the Arab</p><p>Spring's impact on media situations, as well as the media freedom situation in the Middle East since the beginning of the uprisings. As this paper shows,</p><p>except for Tunisia, media freedom in Middle East has not improved; rather, a</p><p>deterioration can be observed. Though the Arab Spring remains in people's</p><p>minds as showing the power of media, the mid-to-long term trend may show</p><p>that the incident was just an opportunity for Arab authoritarian governments</p><p>to upgrade their adaptability to the new media environments.</p>

Journal

  • JOURNAL OF MASS COMMUNICATION STUDIES

    JOURNAL OF MASS COMMUNICATION STUDIES 94(0), 151-168, 2019

    Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007660874
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10418471
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    1341-1306
  • NDL Article ID
    029506644
  • NDL Call No.
    Z21-85
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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