Media and Protests: The Utilisation of Communication Technologies by Environmental Movements

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Irish Communication Review, ISSN: 0791-0010, Vol: 10, Issue: 1, Page: 2

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Leonard, Liam
Dublin Institute of Technology
media; environment; technology; Communication; Communication Technology and New Media
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A notable feature of the recent political landscape has been the increasing incidents of confrontation between grassroots and elites. These conflicts have occurred in the wake of the declining relevance of the traditional left-right dichotomy, and have been exemplified by the campaigns of opposition led by environmental groups against the globalised corporate sector. This article will examine how new forms of political expression may arise from the environmental movements’ utilisation of the new technologies of communication as a strategic tool in their campaigns of protest.