Lobbying for life: Violence against the press and the public interest

Julieta Alejandra Brambila, Jairo Alfonso Lugo-Ocando

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This chapter investigates the relationship between civic networking coalitions and public interest communication, and an opportunity to explore how the coalitions produce ‘public interest-forming practices’. It examines the ability of civic networking coalitions to act and, next, to investigate which elements need to be in place in order for them to succeed. The chapter provides a theoretical foundation for our analytical framework. It examines the safety of journalists within the Mexican context and presents an examination of two civic networking coalitions, developed in response to the position of journalists in Mexico. The chapter draws some conclusions about the relationship between these civic forming coalitions, journalism and public interest-forming practices. It shows how media movements in the form of civic networking coalitions can successfully use public interest-forming practices, such as campaigning, community-advocacy journalism and media activism, both off- and online in order to disrupt the public space, set the agenda and enhance civic collaborative efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Interest Communication
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Debates and Global Contexts
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781351734370
ISBN (Print)9781138737112
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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