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Telegram Revolution: Technical and Conceptual Innovations of the 2020 Belarusian Protest

Version 1.0, published: March 20, 2021

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Vasil Navumau


Main category: Protests
Curated by: Jan Matti Dollbaum
Mike Cole, Olga Matveieva, Vasil Navumau (2021): Telegram Revolution: Technical and Conceptual Innovations of the 2020 Belarusian Protest, v. 1.0, Discuss Data, <doi:10.48320/D69C156D-B8A1-4C62-BB58-ECEF085B37FD>.

Description

The data set contains a content analysis of 1896 images (format *.jpg) posted on the Belarusian ‘NEXTA’ Telegram channel between 9 August 2020 and 31 October 2020, i.e. during the high phase of country-wide protest against Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukaschenko and the presidential elections of 9 August 2020. Within the research we also conducted an interview with one of the editors of NEXTA Telegram channels, however, due to the sensitivity of the topic of the article, it will not be uploaded.

Countries

Belarus

Keywords

Social Movements Protest Social Media Belarus Telegram

Language of data

English Russian

Disciplines

Sociology

Methods of data collection

Media Analysis

Methods of data analysis

Image Analysis Social Media Analysis