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New Media – New Politics? Blogs and Cyber Activism as Challenges to Journalism and Politics | FU-BEST Digital Lecture Series

Nov 11, 2020

In the 21st century, as the internet is open to political commentary from everybody, new kinds of information providers influence “traditional” journalism and politics in non-democratic and democratic societies alike. What is the impact of news leaks, blogs and cyber activism on the relationship of mass media, journalism, and politics? Where is the limit between privacy and the right to freedom of information? How do political groups use this medium of “mass communication” with little control over hate speech or “fake news”? This lecture will try to provide some answers to these questions as well as insights about digital protest and empowerment, and which potential and challenges they bring to ethical and inclusive journalism and politics of the future.

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