Synopsis: This article explores newspaper coverage of the 2011 Egyptian protests and their interactions with some types of social media. This paper explores the role of social media in influencing the mainstream media’s coverage of events through a content analysis across multiple international and national newspapers. Information was reviewed across different areas to assess the coverage and tone of the protests and the possible impact on the campaigns.
Bibliographic reference: ‘Newspaper coverage of the 2011 protests in Egypt’, International Communication Gazette, vol. 74, no. 4, pp. 342-366. Sage Publications – Al-Maskati, N.A (2012)