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New Media, Old Inequalities: Technological Fixes, National Containers, and the Roma
New Media, Old Inequalities: Technological Fixes, National Containers, and the Roma

Author(s): Monika Metyková
Subject(s): Media studies, Political history, Politics and communication, Evaluation research, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Ethnic Minorities Studies, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: technological determinism; new media; national container; Roma; European Union;
Summary/Abstract: Much has been written and discussed about the potential of new media technologies for re-invigorating European democracies in the past 25 years by policy makers, activists, and academics. One of the widely recognized roles of the media in this respect is the provision of a space for public discussion where diverse opinions and representations thrive. This chapter argues that,while in the early 1990s policy makers – at least rhetorically – recognized the potential of new media (Web 2.0, in particular) in creating such a space, the underlying rationale for much new media policy has shifted toward economic and developmental goals.

  • Page Range: 181-195
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English