Home > Research on Anarchism > News, Comments & Upcoming Events > Meet the Media > ATTON, Chris. "Reshaping Social Movement Media for a New Millennium"

ATTON, Chris. "Reshaping Social Movement Media for a New Millennium"

Monday 31 January 2005, by CREAGH Ronald

Social Movement Studies, , 2, 1, (Apr, 3-15 2003)

Indymedia, the Internet-based network of Independent Media Centres (IMCs) that has rapidly developed since the Seattle protests against the WTO. As a reference for the movement for an alternative world, it reveals the new use of the Internet, the new practice by anarchists and other anti-capitalist groups.

The article examines the organization, sociopolitics and news cultures of Indymedia, using the theoretical tools of recent alternative media [1]


[1Atton 2002: ’Alternative Media’, London: Sage & Downing 2001; ’Radical Media: Rebellious Communications & Social Movements’, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage