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Social Media and Religious Minorities: Analyzing the Usage of Facebook Groups among Christian Minority to Highlight their Issues in Pakistan

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Abstract

The issues of religious, ethnic and racial minorities are one of the major problems in modern democratic states where the majority governs. The article finds out the role of religious Facebook groups in highlighting the issues of the Christian minority. The objectives were to observe the reasons of participation, level of dependence and the nature of effects of online discussions of Facebook groups on the Christian community. Uses and gratification theory was applied to understand that how new technologies in media are used to gratify the needs of marginalized communities in a pluralist society. Data was collected through a survey method from the Christian minority, which was Facebook users and members of Facebook religion. The findings of the study revealed that usage of Facebook Groups is motivating the Christian community towards the solution of their problems; there is an association between usage of Facebook groups and awareness level regarding social issues among the Christian community.

Authors

1-Sumera Batool
Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Saba Sultana
Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication and Media, University of Narowal, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Sana Tariq
MS Fellow, Depart of Mass Communication, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Facebook Groups, Christian minority, usage, issues, Pakistan

DOI Number

10.31703/gmcr.2021(VI-I).10

DOI Link

http://dx.doi.org/10.31703/gmcr.2021(VI-I).10

Page Nos

117-132

Volume & Issue

VI - I

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Published: 03 2021

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