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#Feminism: digital technologies and feminist activism in Fiji

Brimacombe , Tait and Kant, Romitesh and Finau, Glen and Tarai, Jope V. and Titifanue, Jason (2017) #Feminism: digital technologies and feminist activism in Fiji. [Collaborative Research]

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    Abstract

    Social media has become a crucial feature of the Pacific islands in the twenty-first century, providing people with the means to demand greater accountability and transparency, and offering an alternative platform through which to engage in policy processes, dialogue and debate. Increasing social media access and use, has altered the existing media and communications landscape, with implications for mainstream media reporting, censorship and citizen voice. This paper explores this phenomenon through an examination of the digital activism practices of a group of women’s rights activists in Fiji. In doing so, this paper explores how social media is being used as an online platform for information dissemination and debate, as well as the implications this is having ‘offline’ as part of efforts to influence policymaking.

    Item Type: Collaborative Research
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Jope Tarai
    Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 15:13
    Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018 15:13
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10950
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