Home > Other Scientific Research Area > Other > Volume-4 > Issue-1 > Surveillance and Monitoring in the Social Media Era: Threats and Opportunities to Democratic Processes in Southern Africa

Surveillance and Monitoring in the Social Media Era: Threats and Opportunities to Democratic Processes in Southern Africa

Call for Papers

Volume-6 | Issue-5

Last date : 27-Aug-2022

Best International Journal
Open Access | Peer Reviewed | Best International Journal | Indexing & IF | 24*7 Support | Dedicated Qualified Team | Rapid Publication Process | International Editor, Reviewer Board | Attractive User Interface with Easy Navigation

Journal Type : Open Access

Processing Charges : 700/- INR Only OR 25 USD (for foreign users)

First Update : Within 7 Days after submittion

Submit Paper Online

For Author

Research Area



Surveillance and Monitoring in the Social Media Era: Threats and Opportunities to Democratic Processes in Southern Africa


Tawanda Mukurunge | Neo Tlali | Takura Bhila



Tawanda Mukurunge | Neo Tlali | Takura Bhila "Surveillance and Monitoring in the Social Media Era: Threats and Opportunities to Democratic Processes in Southern Africa" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue-1, December 2019, pp.312-315, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd29546.pdf

Social media platforms are viewed as all progressive in opening up democratic spaces the world over. In the Middle East and North Africa region, social media platforms are regarded as key to the Jasmine Revolution that resulted in the fall of some regimes widely regarded as repressive by the international community. In Southern Africa, the hashtag movements saw youth shrugging off political apathy to challenge the establishment. Information Communication Technologies are refreshingly enticing the youth to participate and revitalize politics in the sub region. However, regimes in the sub region, traditionally comfortable with the hegemonic stringent hold on mainstream media, are becoming uncomfortable with these new developments and have resorted to legislation that threaten freedom of expression by citizens on social media as well as surveillance of citizens. This study is therefore going to establish societal views on state surveillance and monitoring of citizens’ activities on social media. This is going to be executed through in-depth interviews with media practitioners, scholars, political analysts, policy makers and ordinary users of social media platforms. Findings will be presented and analysed qualitatively and thematically.

social media, surveillance, monitoring, hegemony, mainstream media


IJTSRD29546
Volume-4 | Issue-1, December 2019
312-315
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development Journal. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development - IJTSRD having online ISSN 2456-6470. IJTSRD is a leading Open Access, Peer-Reviewed International Journal which provides rapid publication of your research articles and aims to promote the theory and practice along with knowledge sharing between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in and around the world in many areas like Sciences, Technology, Innovation, Engineering, Agriculture, Management and many more and it is recommended by all Universities, review articles and short communications in all subjects. IJTSRD running an International Journal who are proving quality publication of peer reviewed and refereed international journals from diverse fields that emphasizes new research, development and their applications. IJTSRD provides an online access to exchange your research work, technical notes & surveying results among professionals throughout the world in e-journals. IJTSRD is a fastest growing and dynamic professional organization. The aim of this organization is to provide access not only to world class research resources, but through its professionals aim to bring in a significant transformation in the real of open access journals and online publishing.

Thomson Reuters
Google Scholer
Academia.edu

ResearchBib
Scribd.com
archive

PdfSR
issuu
Slideshare

WorldJournalAlerts
Twitter
Linkedin