How YouTubers saw The Little India Riot : The role of YouTube in responding to a riot

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government - Asia 2014
Pages193-197
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2014

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TitleInternational Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government - Asia 2014
PlaceChina
CityHong Kong
Period4 - 6 December 2014

Abstract

On 8 December 2013, citizens witnessed only the second riot in Singapore post-independence, and the first in over 40 years. Involving around 400 rioters and 300 police officers, it resulted in damages to a bus, emergency vehicles, and public property. It has been said to be one of the worst riots in Singapore’s history. News of the riot first broke on YouTube with live footages as the riot unfolded. Using document analysis, the paper analyses responses to the riot by YouTubers, and discusses the role of YouTube in responding to the riot.

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  • crisis response, social media, little india riot, civic participation

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How YouTubers saw The Little India Riot : The role of YouTube in responding to a riot. / PANG, Natalie; ZHU, Qinfeng.

Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government - Asia 2014. 2014. p. 193-197.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)