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Political Social Media Campaigning In Fiji's 2014 Elections

Tarai, Jope V. and Kant, Romitesh and Finau, Glen and Titifanue, Jason (2015) Political Social Media Campaigning In Fiji's 2014 Elections. Journal of Pacific Studies, 35 (2). pp. 89-114. ISSN 1011-3029

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    Abstract

    This research explores the contemporary phenomenon of online political campaigning in the 2014 Fiji Elections. With increasing Internet and mobile penetration, Fijian citizens, especially youths, have become more Internet savvy. Fiji’s youth represents 47% of Fiji’s voting population and some argue that securing the youth vote may have held the key to winning the 2014 Fiji elections. Candidates therefore had begun employing social media to appeal to the younger demographic. This research examines this emerging new trend by analysing the Facebook pages of candidates and parties vying for a seat in Fiji’s 2014

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Jope Tarai
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 12:57
    Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:54
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8565
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