A new media movement and a new praxis @passiontimes.hk

Authored by: Pui-lam Law

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138026001
eBook ISBN: 9781315774626
Adobe ISBN: 9781317684985

10.4324/9781315774626.ch12

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Abstract

This chapter attempts to argue that new media is not just a platform for providing a new mode of communication. Indeed, as evidenced by the Iran presidential election in 2009 and the political movement of Arab Spring in 2010, the power of new media can facilitate political action. In these movements, however, the strong anti-government attitude had already been there and what was needed was an efficacious means for calling upon the people to come out. The role new media played in this series of political action was an alternative means supplementary to the traditional modes of communication.

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