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Hacktivism and Habermas: Online Protest as Neo-Habermasian Counterpublicity
(University of Canterbury. Media and Communication, 2010)
This thesis both draws from and contributes to the ongoing project of critiquing and reconstructing the theory of the public sphere; an undertaking that has been characterised as both valuable and necessary by Fraser (2005: ...
The Chinese Approach To Web Journalism: A Comparative Analysis
(University of Canterbury. Social and Political Sciences, 2010)
This thesis explores the distinctive forms of journalism that have emerged in mainstream news websites in mainland China. Two case studies, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009, are employed ...