From platform jumping to self-censorship: internet freedom, social media, and circumvention practices in Zambia

  title={From platform jumping to self-censorship: internet freedom, social media, and circumvention practices in Zambia},
  author={Lisa Parks and Rahul Mukherjee},
  journal={Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies},
  pages={221 - 237}
ABSTRACT This article describes the complex media environment of urban Zambia based on qualitative interviews with 42 active ICT and social media users in Lusaka. After a contextual discussion of media censorship and Internet freedom, the article draws upon interview data to delineate four circumvention practices: (1) platform jumping; (2) anonymity; (3) self-censorship; and (4) negotiation of legal challenges. Rather than approach circumvention as a set of techniques disseminated from the… 

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