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[Commlist] Journal special issue announcement WPCC - Media Activism

Tue Sep 03 18:33:55 GMT 2019

This is to request a first posting on the commlist mailing list  on behalf of WPCC journal to advise of the publication of a special issue edition of Westminster Papers on Communication and Culture  on ‘Media Activism’


The journal WESTMINSTER PAPERS IN COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE is thrilled to announce the publication of special issue on the topic of ‘Media Activism’.

Contributions consider the fragility of feminist social media activism in Mexico, ethical issues for research on WhatsApp, resistance to creative economy planning in the UK, radio community activism in Brazil and journalism, social media and press freedom in contemporary Zimbabwe and Africa more generally.

Contributors: Anastasia Denisova, Anthony Killick, Bruce Mutsvairo, Francisco Antunes Caminati, Khanyile Joseph Mlotshwa, Melissa Santillana,  Michaela O’Brien, Sérgio Barbosa, Stefania Milan, Stuart Davis, Tenford Chitanana and Thiago O. S. Novaes.

WPCC is an open access journal and all content is available to read free with this issue available from:


From High Visibility to High Vulnerability: Feminist, Postcolonial and Anti-Gentrification Activism at Risk

Anastasia Denisova and Michaela O’Brien


Resisting the Creative Economy on Liverpool’s North Shore: Art-Based Political Communication in Practice

Anthony Killick

From the Streets to the Screen to Nowhere: Las Morras and the Fragility of Networked Digital Activism

Stuart Davis and Melissa Santillana

Do Not Harm in Private Chat Apps: Ethical Issues for Research on and with WhatsApp

Sérgio Barbosa and Stefania Milan

The Deferred ‘Democracy Dividend’ of Citizen Journalism and Social Media: Perils, Promises and Prospects from the Zimbabwean Experience
Tenford Chitanana and Bruce Mutsvairo

Nomadic Transmitter: Public Sphere and Aesthetics in Brazilian Media Activism

Thiago O. S. Novaes and Francisco Antunes Caminati


In the Service of Press Freedom or the Imperial Agenda? Negotiating Repression and Coloniality in Zimbabwean Journalism

Khanyile Joseph Mlotshwa

WESTMINSTER PAPERS IN COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE is published by the University of Westminster Press on behalf of the Communication and Media Research (CAMRI), University of Westminster.

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