Abstract

This research is focusing on blogs in Egypt. It aims at finding out how effective blogging is in promoting equality and freedom of expression between men and women. It is trying to provide an overview of whether blogs aim to challenge the prevailing gender assumption of the society trying to achieve more liberating ways for women to exist in the world or not. The blogging trend is still on the rise, and several researches are assuring that the number of blogs and bloggers will continue to increase. Results found support for these forecasts and showed that women are actively involved in blogging. In addition, previous results in addition to this researchâ s findings prove that blogs are considered to be a way for bloggers to express themselves, especially for women.

Department

Journalism & Mass Communication Department

Degree Name

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication

Date of Award

6-1-2010

Online Submission Date

September 2012

First Advisor

Abdulla, Rasha

Second Advisor

Ragab, Hassan

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

112 p.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Gender -- Egypt.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Feminism -- Egypt.

Rights

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