Social media, online activism and government control in Kazakhstan
Beisembayeva, Dila; Papoutsaki, Evangelia; Kolesova, Elena; Kulikova, Svetlana
Citation:Beisembayeva, D., Papoutsaki, E., Kolesova, E., and Kulikova, K. (2013). Social media, online activism and government control in Kazakhstan. Paper presented at Proceedings in the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, June 25-29, Dublin, Ireland
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2725
This paper presents preliminary findings from an ongoing research project on the role of online social media and activism in political processes and political participation in Kazakhstan that uses as a case study the civic conflict in the town of Zhanaozen in 2011 and the engagment of netizens as bloggers in the subsequent events.