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The Cypriot web radio MYCYRadio as a participatory mélange. Overcoming dichotomies in the era of web 2.0
ORCID iD: ncarpent
2014 (English)In: Sociologia e Politiche Sociali, ISSN 1591-2027, E-ISSN 1972-5116, Vol. 17, no 2, 91-108 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is aimed to study the meeting point of online and audiovisual media by analysing a Cypriot community radio station that exclusively uses web streaming, but that still is embedded in the architecture and materiality of the more "traditional" audiovisual media. As a participatory media organisation, MYCYradio allows representatives of the different communities on the island to voice their opinions, play their music, tell their stories and become part of a public space in Cyprus. As a web radio, it uses the online to stream its broadcasts, but also to archive what has already been broadcast. In addition, MYCYradio is a radio station that is very much embedded in the bi-communal movement in Cyprus, bridging the different communities on the still divided island, and linking participation to the representation of diversity. The article also uses findings and data coming from a field research on the MYCYradio case.

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2014. Vol. 17, no 2, 91-108 p.
Keyword [en]
cyprus, participatory media, public sphere, social movements, Web radio
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Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-278632DiVA: diva2:906737
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2016-02-24

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