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Internet Authorship: Social and Political Implications within Kyrgyzstan

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Published

<mark>Journal publication date</mark>04/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Issue3
Volume14
Number of pages22
Pages559-580
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper presents the results of our corroborated study of grassroots Internet sites and authors in the nation of Kyrgyzstan, exceptional in Central Asia for its deregulated Internet policy. The study presents a set of semistructured interviews with notable grassroots Internet authors and activists, including bloggers, forum participants, and journalists, and analyzes this data via a critical communication and media studies lens to point to significant implications on emergent social, cultural, and political movements in the nation.