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Waseda Global Asia Seminar

Malaysia’s 13th General Election: Social Media and its Political Impact

※This seminar has been conducted succcessfully.

Date: October 16 (Wed), 201
Venue:Room 710, 7th Floor, Building 19 Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University
Lecturer:Prof. James Gomez ,Universiti Utara Malaysia
Registration: No Required
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Malaysia’s Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) leader Najib Razak in February 2013 was quoted widely in the media as saying that the general elections (GE) in 2013 will the country’s first “social media election”. This seminar will discuss the role of social media in Malaysia’s 2013 general elections and its political impact.

Prof. James Gomez

James Gomez is an academic and consultant with more than two decades’ experience as a policy and communications specialist at universities, think-tanks, inter-governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations. He is presently Associate Professor, Department of International Affairs, School of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia.


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