Social Media Use in the Diaspora: The Case of Syrians in Italy

  • Ahmed Al-Rawi
  • Shahira Fahmy


This study empirically examines how the Syrian community in Italy engages with its homeland and receiving country on social media. The work involves the analysis of over 17,000 comments and 894 photos posted on a particular Facebook page. It offers a unique insight into how some members of the Syrian community living in Italy produce online materials posted on social media and represents one of the first studies that empirically examines images and related texts posted on social media by an online diasporic group.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Al-Rawi
    • 1
  • Shahira Fahmy
    • 2
  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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