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The Role of Social Media In Terrorism Crisis Communication:A Case Study of 2013 Westgate Mall Terror Attack In Nairobi

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dc.contributor.author Nyarang’o, Carolyne Nyaboe
dc.contributor.author Kimotho, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Oladipo, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-23T08:19:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-23T08:19:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2935
dc.description A paper Presentation during the EAMARC III Conference held at USIU-Africa from 15th November to 17th November 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract On September 21st, 2013 masked gunmen stormed the up market Westgate Mall in Nairobi killing at least 67 people and injuring more than 200 in a hostage situation that lasted for four days. News of the attack broke out on social media immediately. Twitter captured the confusion real time as users tried to unravel what had transpired. Throughout the four-day hostage situation and even after, social media documented the attack to the last detail. From emergency rescue by the Kenya Red Cross, to military operations, to government statements and media interviews, to victims and survivors’ accounts of the attack, to speculations, opinions and rumours on the happenings. en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.title The Role of Social Media In Terrorism Crisis Communication:A Case Study of 2013 Westgate Mall Terror Attack In Nairobi en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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