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A new frontier in digital activism: An exploration of digital feminism in Fiji


Brimacombe, T and Kant, R and Finau, G and Tarai, J and Titifanue, J, A new frontier in digital activism: An exploration of digital feminism in Fiji, Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, 5 pp. 508-521. ISSN 2050-2680 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1002/app5.253


Social media has become a crucial feature of the Pacific islands in the 21st century, providing people with the means to demand greater accountability and transparency and offering an alternative platform through which to engage in policy processes, dialogue, and debate. Increasing social media access and use has altered the existing media and communications landscape, with implications for mainstream media reporting, censorship, and citizen voice. This paper explores this phenomenon through an examination of the digital activism practices of a group of women's rights activists in Fiji. In doing so, this paper explores how social media is being used as an online platform for information dissemination and debate, as well as the implications this is having "offline" as part of efforts to influence policymaking.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:feminism, Fiji, online activism, social media, women's rights
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Screen and digital media
Research Field:Screen and digital media not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Media services
Objective Field:Media services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Finau, G (Dr Glenn Finau)
ID Code:139835
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Accounting
Deposited On:2020-07-07
Last Modified:2020-08-13
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