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Alternative public spaces in hybrid media environments: dissent in high uncertainty

Issawi, Fatima el (2021) Alternative public spaces in hybrid media environments: dissent in high uncertainty. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 98 (3). 923 - 942. ISSN 1077-6990

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Independent news websites and press played a vital role in creating spaces of contention in the context of the Moroccan pro-democracy movement of 2011. This article looks at the role of this press in disseminating alternative narratives in the hybrid media and political environment that followed the pro-democracy movement. Based on extensive interviews with journalists, this article examines journalists’ practices in countering hegemonic media and political discourse, to understand how they contribute to—or hinder—the formation of counter publics under tough repression. The article uses the critical frameworks of dominant and counter-publics and Judith Butler’s concept of silencing.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2022 15:06
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2024 22:33

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