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Activating the Fifth Estate: Bill C-30 and the Digitally Mediated Public Watchdog

Jonathan A. Obar and Leslie Regan Shade

in Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271641
eISBN:
9780823271696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271641.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Operating outside the framework of traditional systems of governance and civic engagement, the digitally-mediated, networked society referred to as the “Fifth Estate” presents the general public with ... More


Empowering Citizens of the Internet Age: The Role of a Fifth Estate

Elizabeth Dubois and William H. Dutton

in Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661992
eISBN:
9780191782671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661992.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter focuses on the role of networked individuals in blocking an Internet policy initiative that was designed to help government police the Internet, by allowing surveillance of patterns of ... More


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