Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and the New Global South’s Gaze

By Frédéric St-Hilaire A dark meadow is slowly pierced by the yellow lights of incoming cars. A prisoner is being led through the dark expenses of a forgotten piece of the world. A body was buried somewhere in Anatolia and it must be found. A film of searches and gazes has begun. Our guide in this  more »

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Digital Inequality: The New “Digital Divide”

  With ICTs (information and communication technologies), such as the Internet, becoming more prevalent and necessary in our world today, the consequence is inevitably a gap between what scholars have called  “havs” and the “havnots”. In the chapter The Digital Reproduction of Inequality, from the book “Social Stratification”, the author Eszter Hargittai argues that this  more »

Ms. Magazine Winter 2013 Issue
“More Than a Magazine – A Movement!”

Ms. was the first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public. – Ms. Magazine Ms. is a pioneer in feminist news media. It was the first U.S. periodical to demand the repeal of laws that criminalized abortion, the first to rate U.S. presidential candidates  more »

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Internet sphere– online activists and progressive democratization

Today every corner of the digital universe has its own interest group, people from different nations  and backgrounds are able to express their opinions on one universal platform. The global internet, then, is creating the base for international dialogues on latest issues, evolving to exhibit new dynamics in civic engagement and social movement. With the Web 2.0  more »

ICT’s and Social Inequalities

Inequalities exist everywhere, whether it is engendered by a person’s race, level of education, social status or physical appearance. Consequently, It is no surprise to find out that there are also differences between the different groups and their access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In her text entitled The Digital Reproduction of Inequality, Eszter  more »

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Village Voice: Proof of Alternative Journalism Success

Village Voice, one of the most respected and well known alternative news outlets, has maintained a significant presence in the US online news industry as an alternative to the mainstream since the mid-1950s. Michael Albert discusses that an truly alternative organization must hold “a coherent set of goals and evaluative norms—not so restrictive as to  more »

Maisonneuve Magazine

Their founding editor Derek Webster established Maisonneuve as a non-for profit magazine in 2002. Webster was looking to provide an “intelligent, stylish, unpretentious magazine based in Montreal, something that merged the artistry of the literary quarterly with the social eye of a political journal and the humour and eye-catching visuals often found in men’s and  more »

Alternative vs. Mainstream production: AIDS video movement

Activists rely on alternative media forms because they allow their producers to freely document social issues independently with whatever medium they choose without the restraints mainstream media institutions put upon them in order for their content to be aired or published. Although this arrangement sounds ideal for independent producers, their desire to reach a mass  more »

Anonymous: Alternative or Anarchist?

January 3rd, 2013, online hacktivist giant, Anonymous, hatched Operation USA wherein they hacked into US Federal Reserve documentation and left 4,000 bank officials reeling after items of their personal information, such as phone numbers and addresses, as well as private login information were set free into cyber space (Stone, 2013). Is this an act that  more »

Yves Engler, an Alternative Voice

 Alternative Media relies on the hard work of its many dedicated contributors who are often providing their work free of charge. This post will take a brief look at the work of one of these dedicated alternative media Journalists Yves Engler. Yves is featured on the Dominion Paper website in the advertisement section. It is  more »

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