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An exploratory study on the effects of political blogs on political activism in Malaysia

Abd Hakim, A 2012, An exploratory study on the effects of political blogs on political activism in Malaysia, PhD Thesis, Business Information Technology & Logistics, RMIT University.

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Title An exploratory study on the effects of political blogs on political activism in Malaysia
Author(s) Abd Hakim, A
Year 2012
Abstract  Interactive blogging activities have revolutionised the means of exchanging and disseminating political information, insights and opinions on an everyday basis, and have enabled the emergence of social networks among the bloggers. This study shows how and why Malaysians are using political blogs. Political blogs are become a key tool in politics by both government and opposition parties and by citizens wanting to broaden the political discourse, Since most of the electronic and print media is controlled in Malaysia by government, blogs have become a popular alternative for people to find information about politics and to present alternative perspectives. The research shows that the theoretical perspective of democracy and challenging discourse through adopting a medium of participation is extending the insights of Malaysian citizens about politics. Blogs are playing a role in changing the traditional political landscape and fostering social networks based on political activism, resulting in increasing participation.
Degree PhD Thesis
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Business Information Technology & Logistics
Keyword(s) Political blogs
Participation
Political activism
Social Networks
Bloggers
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