This article examines escraches, a new form of political demonstration in post-dictatorial Argentina where hundreds of torturers and assassins have benefited from amnesty laws. The lack of truth and accountability has had social and cultural consequences. The demonstrations, which challenge legalized impunity, engage with contemporary issues of memory and communication concerning the 'Dirty War' of 1976-83.
This book explores the relationship between media and democracy against the broader background of globalization. It addresses issues that have defined the challenges and consequences of media transformation faced by new and emerging democracies.
The article places media reform within the context of Critical Social Movements, which are defined as movements committed to the empowerment of the marginalized and that challenge the hegemonies of dominant group and institutions.
This is a co-authored book of all new material on the topic of media democracy and activism. The authors look at alternate forms of activism to redress the imbalance in the media. They consider ways in which new media like the internet could be used to allow multiple perspectives of the same event, rather than only one side of the story being broadcast, and then consider how this still negates the reason for the activism as the internet is not available to all.
Understanding how media shape our thinking about social issues, and believing that our limited direct experiences leave us vulnerable tot eh duplicity ad disinformation of the corporate media, James Winter records examples of from corporate owners, managers, advertisers and journalists themselves of the use, misuse and abuse of information.
Clive Barnett considers the trajectories of media and democracy into the 21st century. He does so in a variety of political and cultural settings - in the USA and Europe, and in South Africa before and after apartheid. This account should interest all students and scholars of media and politics.
This edited book takes a new approach toward understanding the uneven flows of global communications. It underscores lived experiences in its approach to globalization showing that the state and the market can both be sites of empowerment, just as civil society might also be a site of repression.
This article considers how we are to understand democratic media activism, which has recently burgeoned in Canada, the UK and the USA. What is its political significance and potential? Is it a new social movement, a new style of politics cutting across movements, or are new concepts needed?
This article critically examines the processes that have limited the development of a democratic media system in post-apartheid South Africa. After a brief overview of the formation of the Independent Broadcasting Authority, the evolution of the ANC's economic policies and approach to privatization is discussed.
This global report on the questions of public service broadcasting examines the situation of public broadcasting worldwide in a number of different contexts and from a variety of thematic perspectives. Various contributors look at how, despite the current turbulence affecting national broadcast systems everywhere, the idea of broadcasting as public service continues to inspire creators, producers, programmers, and policymakers