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Citizens' Media against Armed Conflict: Disrupting Violence in Colombia

Clemencia Rodríguez


For two years, fieldwork was carried out in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of unarmed civilians. This book tells the story of the ways in which people living in the shadow of these armed intruders use community radio, television, video, digital photography, and the Internet to shield their communities from armed violence’s negative impacts. Citizens’ media are most effective, the book posits, when they understand communication as performance rather than simply as persuasion or the ... More

Keywords: Colombia, guerrillas, paramilitary groups, army, drug traffickers, community life, civilian communities, community media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665839
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clemencia Rodríguez, author
Associate Professor