Carpentier, Nico, De Brabander, Ludo and Cammaerts, Bart
Citizen journalism and the North Belgian peace march.
In: Allan, Stuart and Thorsen, Einar, (eds.)
Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives.
Global crises and the media(vol. 1).
Peter Lang, New York, pp. 163-175.
This chapter analyses relationships between professionalism and amateurism, and between citizen journalists and activists within a civilsociety context, showing the interconnections between - and hybridity of - these discursive categories and the related mediated practices. It focuses on one specific case, related to the political, legal, military and humanitarian crisis of the Iraq war, and the (communicative) counter-strategies of the peace movement it provoked (and still provokes. The case study of a peace march organised on March 16, 2008 by the peace movement and supported by a platform of 61 organisations in North Belgium.
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