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Mellon Media & Citizenship

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Please visit the Mellon Media and Citizenship website.

The Media and Citizenship: Between Marginalisation and Participation project, one of the four Mellon-funded research areas in the Faculty of Humanities, began life in 2011 by seeking out and appointing its cadre of researchers and beginning regular conversations in the School with Next Generation researchers.

The project seeks to establish, through empirical research, to what extent South African media across a wide variety of outlets and expressions facilitates democratic participation and voice in the public sphere, especially for the most marginalised of citizens. The project aims to establish how notions of media, citizenship and democracy are articulated in actually-existing social contexts and thus provide a better understanding of how media could contribute to the improvement of democratic participation.

Last Modified: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:25:17 SAST