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Jenny Pickerill

5 Electronic tactics and digital alternative media One of the key potential uses of CMC, in addition to its use for mobilisation and co-ordination of activism, is as a tool of protest in itself. CMC could be used for more than the distribution of information, notably as a tool with which to lobby adversaries, undertake ‘hacktivism’ or as a conduit for alternative media. Environmental activists have utilised diverse tactics in the attempt to assert their influence upon the decision-making process and society. Such tactics have included lobbying politicians

in Cyberprotest
The ‘mainstream’ media
Bill Jones

The role of the media in modern politics is one of the most discussed and contested topics in democratic debate. This chapter examines the provenance of political communication and the ways in which it currently impacts on the political system. The media may not initiate specific measures but they help create the atmosphere, or ‘political culture’ ( Chapter 5 ), in which such things can happen. What are the media? ‘The media’ is a collective term for all of the various means of communicating information. There are many kinds of media and their relative

in British politics today
Marina Dekavalla

84 4 The media framing of the referendum This chapter explores the relative prominence of different frames in the news coverage of the campaign through content analysis in two media: television and print newspapers. It first operationalises each of the frames identified, by explaining what elements in the texts were used as indicators, or evidence of the presence of each frame in the analysis. It then discusses the selection of outlets for each medium and the samples analysed. Overall the analysis included sixty-​four hours of news and current affairs

in Framing referendum campaigns in the news
Antigoni Memou

2 The Zapatistas and the media spectacle A l m o s t from the beginning of the struggle and, more particularly, when they decided on a ceasefire in 1995, the Zapatistas’ emphasis shifted from the use of arms to the use of words.1 Through declarations, reports, letters and communiqués, they sent out their message to national and international media and thus to the world. Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, one of the spokespersons of the movement, with his captivating communiqués, combining stories, poetry, philosophy, satire, romanticism and political analysis

in Photography and social movements
David Larsson Heidenblad

many directions, not least by researchers. In his own speech, Iveroth said that Palmstierna was no longer an alarm clock: he had lost the ringing tone he once had. ‘He has nothing more to say, when, in order to get attention, he feels it necessary to use such crude expressions as those in his speech at the Factory Workers’ Congress’. 4 Iveroth’s stand also caused much media commotion. On Dagens Nyheter ’s front page, it was described as ‘one of the most magnificent personal attacks in the Swedish debate in a very

in The environmental turn in postwar Sweden
Laurens de Rooij

This research offers an important discussion of the audience's perspectives and reactions to their experience of Muslims and Islam in the media. Emerging clearly are a number of issues related to current media practices, including the importance of media on daily lived experiences, and the negotiation of meaning by participants in their media practices. Often the dominant issue in the news is Muslim terrorism and violence. This is consequently considered to be an important subject among the participants, and that is commensurable with their

in Islam in British media discourses
Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

96 Ultras 4 Social media as a space of continuous performance Throughout the season fans everywhere are filled with excitement and anticipation as their teams battle and compete for glory and to avoid disappointment. The success and failure of football clubs becomes a symbolic representation of individuals, cities, regions and nations across the globe. Yet the competition is not limited to what takes place on the field. For ultras, status and solidarity is reflected in their spectacular choreographies, and the new season provides more opportunities for

in Ultras
Paddy Hoey

1 Northern Ireland, the public sphere and activist media The appearance of a political journal and its survival was equivalent to involvement in the struggle over the range of freedom to be granted to public opinion and over publicity as a principle.1 In May 2013 a tweet sent by the author of this book contributed to a minor controversy involving Sinn Féin and the BBC. A picture taken at a recording of the BBC’s flagship debate programme, Question Time, that week being hosted in Belfast, showed a floor plan for the panel of guests that appeared to link Sinn

in Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters
Piracy and symbiosis in the cultural industries
Maurice Roche

3 The digital age, media sport and mega-events: piracy and symbiosis in the cultural industries What are the implications of the digital age and new media for media sport and the mediation of sport mega-events like the Olympics? We began to address this question in the preceding chapter and in this one we explore it further. Whereas the previous chapter focused more on the internet’s positive implications, in this one we are more concerned with the threat and realities of the internet’s negative implications. However we return to consider the more positive

in Mega-events and social change
Mike Huggins

2 Horseracing, the media and British leisure culture, 1918–39 edia experience was part of everyday activity. It helped make sense of the world and construct cultural citizenship.1 Reading the racing pages in the sporting, national and regional press or the adverts, novels and non-fiction with a racing theme, provided a temporary escape from Britain’s economic problems. Watching breathtaking racing action shots in newsreel and film was enhanced by ever-improving photographic equipment. As electricity and radio became more available, the BBC radio commentaries on

in Horseracing and the British 1919–39