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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Creating Counterpublics Against The Italian Mafia: Cultural Conquerors of Web-Based Media
Authors: Cayli, Baris
Contact Email: baris.cayli@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Organized crime
Italian mafia
media and culture
social change
anti-mafia movement
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: European Institute for Communication and Culture (EURICOMM)
Citation: Cayli B (2013) Creating Counterpublics Against The Italian Mafia: Cultural Conquerors of Web-Based Media, Javnost -The Public, 20 (3), pp. 59-76.
Abstract: This study aims to develop insight into the new media’s struggle against the Mafia in Italy, taking the Libera Informazione, an anti-mafia civil society organization, which was established in 2007, as a case study. This article argues that the endeavours of the Libera Informazione include, first, creating a public sphere for anti-mafia entries into the media and then renewing public culture through channels in the constructed public sphere. During this process, communication strategies aim to inform the public at the local and national level to increase consciousness about the political-criminal nexus and activities of the mafia groups. Drawing in anthropological, moral, and reformist model of journalism, we assert that such a struggle is not attainable in the short-run but requires a consistent effort and inspiration, which already exist in the struggle of anti-mafia media establishments against the Mafia in Italy.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/16796
URL: http://javnost-thepublic.org/article/2013/3/5/
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Javnost – The Public, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp.59-76, 2013 by EURICOM: http://javnost-thepublic.org/article/2013/3/5/
Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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