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How can new media enhance democracy?

Review of Shirky, C. 2010: The political power of social media technology, the public sphere, and political change, Foreign Affairs 90: 28-I. Clay Shirky analyzes the potential of social media in supporting civil society and mass protests around the world to offer his … Continue reading

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New media a powerful tool for self-representation

Review: Reclaiming the media: communication rights and democratic media roles edited by Cammaerts and Carpentier (2007) In the light of the increasing role of new media in international relations, it is appropriate to reflect upon if and how new media may … Continue reading

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The political power of new media

Review – Blogs and Bullets: New Media in Contentious Politics (2010)  The initial enthusiasm over new media’s potential, such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, as a means for activists to promote freedom and democracy or even overthrow authoritarian regimes … Continue reading

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