Alternative Media and New Public Settings

International conference was organized to discuss how new media development has influenced the terrain for alternative media use in its relation to citizens’ empowerment. Activisms that have mobilized citizens in new, post-Westphalian settings can nowadays hardly be imagined without the potential of new media communication, i.e. digital coordination and practice. Alternative and counter-active engagement brings forward both alternative media use and transformed public spaces. While new media praxis is seen as an empowerment of citizens’ potential for public action and an arena to offer alternative media-making as compared to mass mediated frameworks, alternative media power to create or trigger engagement is also criticized as limited. Participants discussed different topics addressing both alternative media potentials and their limitations.
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  • Slovenian Communication Association
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic


East East Program: Partnership Beyond Borders (OSI)