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Political blogs on Fiji: A 'cybernet democracy' case study


Crosbie Walsh

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Walsh, Crosbie (2010). Political blogs on Fiji: A 'cybernet democracy' case study. Pacific Journalism Review, 16(1), pp. 154-177. @PJR website:
http://www.pjreview.info/issues/docs/16_1/pjr_16%281%29_FijiBlogs_pp154-177.pdf

Abstract

Political blogging in politically unstable and repressive countries has been seen as a form of cybernet democracy. This research article examines this claim in post-coup Fiji in the wake of the 2006 military takeover, details the author Professor Crosbie Walsh’s experiences with blogging, comments on the Fiji blogosphere in a climate of conflict, and attempts an analysis of the overall pro and anti-government blog landscape that involves more than 70 political blogs.

Unlike earlier published research on Fiji blogs, it is an ‘insider’ view, written by an academic who is also a blog publisher—publishing Fiji As It Was, Is and Can Be (FAIW).

 

About the author

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Crosbie Walsh

Author, blog publisher

Dr Crosbie Walsh is an adjunct professor of the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.


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