Global Media Journal - Australian Edition - ISSN 1550 7521

Volume 6, Issue 2: 2012

The Arab Spring



Hart Cohen

Guest Editorial

Special Issue Editors Saba Bebawi and Diana Bossio

Tahrir Square during 8 February 2011, Author: Mona Source:

Refereed Papers

Reaping and sowing the news from an Arab Spring: the politicised interaction between traditional and alternative journalistic practitioners

Dr Diana Bossio and Dr Saba Bebawi – Swinburne University, Australia

Egyptian protester advocating social media - unable to locate attribution


One tweet does not a revolution make: Technological determinism, media and social change

Martin Hirst - Deakin University, Australia

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Media arts, Space and Politics: Ahmed Basiony and the Transmission of Resonance

Lisa Gye – Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

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The role of social media in Iran’s Green Movement (2009- 2012)

Amin Ansari – PhD Candidate, Flinders University, Australia


‘Western’ press coverage of the US resolution on Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka<

Kasun Ubayasiri - Griffith University, Australia

Egyptian protester advocating social media - unable to locate attribution


Transnational Networking and Capacity Building for Communication Activism

Laura Stein – University of Texas - USA

Tanya Notley – University of Western Sydney - Australia

Stuart Davis – University of Texas - USA

Egyptian protester advocating social media - unable to locate attribution


A comparison of the Euro-Mediterranean and the Australian press models

José Mª Sanmartí, Raúl Magallón and
Guadalupe Aguado – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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Postgraduate Submissions


The social media cyber-war: the unfolding events in the Syrian revolution 2011

Ahmad Shehabat – University of Western Sydney

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Producing Representations: an ethnographic approach to the study of Australian news texts

Tanya Muscat – Doctoral Candidate, Macquarie University, Australia

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Book Reviews

Cover -Jericho-Rise of the 5th Estate Greg Jericho
The Rise of the Fifth Estate: Social Media and Blogging in Australian Politics
Reviewed by Myra Gurney — University of Western Sydney, Australia


Cover Al-Maliki, Kaufer, Ishizaki, and Dreher, Kira
Arab Women in Arab News Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age
Reviewed by Wajeehah Aayeshah — Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Cover Turner, Barry and Orange, Richard
Specialist Journalism
Reviewed by Josie Vine — RMIT University, Australia


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