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citizenJournalismmobilesFrom videos circulated on Youtube to graffiti and other forms of street art, and from community radio to blogging, tweeting and hacktivism, new forms of civic engagement continue to develop, expand and shape the relationship between the private and the public, the local and the global, mainstream and alternative media, corporations and clients, the state and civil society. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, a group of scholars based at the University of Manchester are involved in a range of initiatives aimed at interrogating these practices and relating them to wider issues such as conflicting conceptions of citizenship, therapeutic and strategic uses of self mediation, empowering and regulative aspects of new technologies, and the ethics of witnessing and solidarity. This website documents their work and offers a range of relevant resources to others who share an interest in the same issues.

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