Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era

Author: Francis Lap Fung Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190856779

Category: History

Page: 291

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For 79 days in 2014, Hong Kong became the focus of international attention due to a public demonstration for genuine democracy that would become known as the Umbrella Movement. On the surface, this movement was not unlike other large-scale protest movements that have occurred in recent years. However, it was distinct in how bottom-up processes evolved into a centrally organized, programmatic movement with concrete policy demands. This book analyzes how traditional mass media institutions and digital media combined with on-the-ground networks in such a way as to propel citizen participation and.