Social Media As an Opportunity to Bahraini Women

Author(s) Nada Alwadi
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Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 8, Iss. 1, 2014, pp. 140-143
Published May 10, 2014
Type Comment
Abstract Since the uprising in February 2011 the Bahraini female activists but also ordinary Bahraini women have emerged as new leaders in the society, and this due to the increasing role of social media. Their ideas, voices and activities have been receiving stronger support from within their - often conservative - communities. It is now more accepted by the public that the democratic transition cannot be achieved without the participation of women.
Keywords Bahrain, social media, Muslim women, journalism, Arab Spring, activism, media studies, cyberactivism, democracy