Mídia Cidadã: Utopia Brasileira [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: On November 28-30, 2005, a group of Brazilian academics and activists came together at the Methodist University of São Paulo to discuss “Media Citizenship.” The conference participants, in the collective manifesto that resulted from the event, state: “In the media society, citizenship includes not only access to information, but also its comprehension, with citizens taking on the role of active agents in the processes of communication” (243). This democratization of the means of production of communication is elaborated upon in the four “media territories” of the conference: Local Press, Community Radio, Folk-Communication, and Digital Media. The book that resulted from the conference includes original essays around each theme followed by response essays by other conference participants.

Additional Information

The Journal of Community Informatics
Language: English
Date: 2011
book review, media citizenship, folk-communication

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