Al-Jazeera and the Egyptian Revolution Izzard Nikita Sky Selina Leonardo
Introduction • Egyptian Revolution • Al-Jazeera • Summary • How it became so important?
Citizen Journalism • What is citizen journalism? • Difference between citizen and professional journalism
Citizen Journalism • Two types of citizen journalism during Egyptian Revolution • Before shutdown of Internet – work with professional journalists • After shutdown of Internet • All mainstream media were caught by police • Only one internet provider left/ Cell phone (satellite internet connection)/ Ham radio • Other social media – Youtube, Twitter & Facebook • Al Jazeera use citizen footage • yourmedia.aljazeera.net • Examples of videos
Coverage by Other Channels • Exclusive violent footage • Their stance
Coverage by Other Channels • CNN • Fox • Compare/ contrast to Al-Jazeera
Online journalism – Social Media • Revolution 2.0