Social Media in the Times of the Crisis of Kosovo

Njomza Krasniqi

Abstract


With the development of the technology also has come the development of media, and especially the social media. One of the most prominent events of the impact of media is the War of Kosovo, and the way it was reflected in the media and the social media. In this paper I will try to paint a clear picture of the development of the events represented both in the historical and media, and the impact that the second had on the first. Its common knowledge nowadays the history of Kosovo and the different crises that it went thru but what it’s not very well known is the impact that made the international media and the social one in the way the crises was perceived and what happened for real. It has too little information about the way that the social media impacted the war; the way that it helped in the humanitarian aspect and general modification of the public opinion in sustaining and protecting the innocents. And this is what this paper is about. It’s a short research which deals more information on the way the events developed and how the media helped in that development and inferred in protecting and helping the true innocents of the war of Kosovo. How by social networks and internet news people gathered together with no regard of language, nationality or other diversities and helped protect the innocents which were trying to flee the war and protect their families.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s5p206


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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