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Whither Pacific ‘traditional’ media? Internet technology in political education and participation

Anderson, Kylie J. (2007) Whither Pacific ‘traditional’ media? Internet technology in political education and participation. Pacific Journalism Review, 13 (2). pp. 94-111. ISSN 1023-9499

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Abstract

‘Digital Democracy’ and ‘digital government’ are relatively new concepts posing challenges for governments, journalists, political analysts and political scientists. Written from a political science perspective, this article provides an overview of selected Pacific Island government efforts on the web and assesses the contribution this makes to political education, on one level, and building egalitarian democracies on another level. Providing a brief survey of internet developments in the area of government within 12 selected Pacific Island countries, the argument is made that, while any additional education in the broad area of politics is welcome, there are still challenges that exist and room for progress. Given current technological capabilities around the region, more ‘traditional’ forms of media still have a vital role to play.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2007 12:02
Last Modified: 23 May 2012 18:58
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/44
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