Document Type : Original Article
Department of Journalism, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University Tehran South, Tehran, Iran
There have been immense advances in most aspects of science, especially in the field of possible to divide the media into old and new. That new media which is known citizen journalism has significant effects in politics and international relations. Citizen journalism has developed through the internet and its importance role have been revealed by the technologies such as smart phones, digital cameras and social media. The importance of citizen journalism has grown dramatically among nations. Notably, this sort of journalism may persuade nation’s politics in specific actions which can be seen recently in Arab countries revolutions. Firstly, we will consider the concept of citizen journalism, with the aim of evaluating the meaning and background of this sort of media. Secondly, the effects of technology (citizen journalism) in politics and nation’s relations shall be illustrated in depth. The final strand of this essay will consider the positive and negative features of citizen journalism in the ground of international relations.