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YouTube and the Syrian Revolution. On the Impact of Video Recording on Social Protests

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Since March 2011, the revolt that transformed into a conflict in Syria has yielded a considerable and varied collection of videos recorded and posted online by protesters, activists, and militants. At the stage of pacifistic mobilization between 2011 and 2013, not only did they play the main role in the narrativization of the revolt, but they also stimulated the emergence of new forms of protest based on the impact of the image. In this essay, I pose questions about the influence of vernacular videos on protests staged in extremely repressive circumstances. To this end I propose to trace the course of the revolt from the perspective of the evolution of video recording practices and the audiovisual grammars that they generate.

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hal-03902190 , version 1 (06-01-2023)

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Cécile Boëx. YouTube and the Syrian Revolution. On the Impact of Video Recording on Social Protests. View: Theories and Practices of Visual Culture, 2017, Protesting Images, 17. ⟨hal-03902190⟩
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