Citizens? Media against Armed Conflict: Disrupting Violence in Colombia

By: Rodríguez, Clemencia

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For two years, Clemencia Rodriguez did fieldwork in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of unarmed civilians. Here, Rodriguez tells the story of the ways in which people living in the shadow of these armed intruders use community radio, television, video, digital photography, and the Internet to shield their communities from armed violence's negative impacts.

Citizens' media are most effective, Rodriguez posits, when they understand communication as performance rather than simply as persuasion or the transmission of information. Grassroots media that are deeply embedded in the communities they serve and responsive to local needs strengthen the ability of community members to productively react to violent incursions. Rodriguez demonstrates how citizens' media privilege aspects of community life not hijacked by violence, providing people with the tools and the platform to forge lives for themselves and their families that are not entirely colonized by armed conflict and its effects.

Ultimately, Rodriguez shows that unarmed civilian communities that have been cornered by armed conflict can use community media to repair torn social fabrics, reconstruct eroded bonds, reclaim public spaces, resolve conflict, and sow the seeds of peace and stability.

Title: Citizens? Media against Armed Conflict: Disrupting Violence in Colombia

Author Name: Rodríguez, Clemencia

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press:

ISBN Number: 0816665834

ISBN Number 13: 9780816665839

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0816665834Z2

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