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Information literacy practices of young Internet users related to the production of religious content: 2019 Algerian protests case

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This article aims to explore the creative practices of young Algerian Internet users related to the production of religious content within the context of the protest movement post 22 February 2019. It questions the place of the Islamic religion in the Algerian protests in the light of religious redocumentarized contents on Facebook (photos). The research is based on the methodological approach of redocumentarization linked with information literacy practices. The results highlight two aspects. Spirituality and faith instilled by redocumentarized photos of religious nature play a catalytic and fuelling role in this popular movement. The Algerian youth information literacy represents the beginning of digital citizen participation.
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Keywords: 2019 Algerian protests; Algerian youth; Islam; digital natives; information literacy; redocumentarization

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: 000000012196152XPaul Valéry University Montpellier 3 2: 0000000106907656University of Béjaïa

Publication date: June 1, 2020

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