DOI: 10.5176/2301-3710_JMComm15.35

Authors: Archana R Singh


Abstract: Use of Twitter for dissemination of real time is turning into a common practice in the aorld of journalism. The medium also offers a forum for the common man to make his views heard. This study is a social semiotic analysis of Top Tweets under two hashtags #Nirbhaya and # Delhigangrape. All the hashtags are related to the Rape Case that occurred in December of 20123 at New Delhi, the capital of India.

Keywords: Semiotic analysis, Delhi Gang Rape, Nirbhaya, Twitter, India, New Delhi, Tweets for news, Social media

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