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A new frontier in digital activism: An exploration of digital feminism in Fiji

Brimacombe , Tait and Kant, Romitesh and Finau, Glen and Tarai, Jope V. and Titifanue, Jason (2018) A new frontier in digital activism: An exploration of digital feminism in Fiji. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, Specia . pp. 1-14. ISSN 2050-2680

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    Abstract

    Social media has become a crucial feature of the Pacific islands in the 21st 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: Journal Article
    Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    J Political Science > JC Political theory
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Jope Tarai
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 10:47
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 12:24
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10994
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