Technological Struggles in Community Media

Authored by: Nico Carpentier , Vaia Doudaki , Yiannis Christidis

The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415644044
eBook ISBN: 9781315717241
Adobe ISBN: 9781317509417

10.4324/9781315717241.Chapter42

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Abstract

Community media are frequently, and for good reason, seen as organisations that allow the democratic to be translated into everyday life. As civil society organisations, they are locations where internal participatory-democratic cultures and horizontal decision-making structures are realised. As media organisations, in contrast to commercial and public broadcasters, they allow communities to participate in self-representational processes.

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