Political Communication In CMCPresentation Transcript
Political Communication In CMC Tasos Vasiloudis Stelios Kyriakidis Tasos Chalvatzis
Email is a revolutionized method of communication.
More than half billion users uses email as a communication method through the most famous webmail services.
Cypriots are forbidden to communicate with other Cypriots which are in the Turkish sector.
Email helps Cypriots to communicate with each other.
Technology & Politics
Technology and Internet gave new opportunities to connect people who stay in political charged territories.
Frees people to communicate across national boarders.
Allows people to express their views more easily.
Poor communication under political charge situations has a result of low productivity in organizations and businesses.
CMC helps communication in organizations
Poor communication between country politics resulting misunderstanding and low productivity.
Poor communication in companies tens in loosing customers.
Also will lead to conflicts and coherence.
Communication gives opportunities to people under political charge situations using managers to improve their communication and as a result earn money.
CMC gives an other perspective to politics
CMC has the capability of manipulating great volume of information.
Can provide wider audience across the world.
Useful to determine the degree of any interaction between people.
Enable us to participate more actively in political processes.
As it is politicizing can used to comfort the authority of governing power.
CMC both political and politicizing.
Using CMC politics are gain more ground to younger people.
Politicians use the Internet banners to promote their politic.
Political campaigners use CMC to target all age groups.
CMC used to resist dominant social, cultural and political ideologies.
Advantages of CMC
The increment of internet had yielded many opportunities for people to communicate to each other.
This means that people belong to different nations they don’t have to fly from country to country in order to meet people and talk with them about political or general issues.
Advantages of CMC
Also, people have the freedom to express their opinion and they don’t have to pay attention of what do they say since everybody that communicates with people through internet is , in a way, an unknown user.
Even Governments around the world are using Internet and some information systems for specific purposes.
Advantages of CMC
Some Government researchers around the world want to meet each other in order to share their approaches about political communication and subjects related to this.
The increment of internet also helped the development of E-Government that is an “internet tool” really useful for governments because it supports their operations and provides some services related to governments.
Participation and Resistance
In one hand CMC as we said can help people to participate in political events and make them to resist political authority but In the other hand CMC helps politicians to set up official information sites to attract people.
This is where e-democracy come in place. With the term e-democracy when the governments and political organization use the internet as a way to political issues. Governments trying to encourage people to be more active in political issues. This also includes electronic voting.
E-democracy can overcome traditional barriers and help people to speak their mind without fear. It overcome common issues like
Place (some can’t be in a specify place )
In the other side there is cyberactivism . They are not official groups but ordinary people that try to communicate to a large audience. The ways that they use are the following:
Listservs (mailing list software application )
The goals of cyberactivisms are awaken people about importuned issues and rally them in a attempt to make a social change .Some of the issues that they focus are :
Rights of marginalized communities (like gypsies )
Online communication, according to specific researches, can help for the political participatory democracy, awareness and a more open and peaceful dialogue between people.
People are now freer to communicate and say their own opinion, something that has been barely happened in the past.
Unfortunately, this scenario does not includes some groups of people, that according to computer mediated communication, “they are disempowered people in disempowered places like poor often think their voices are not adequately heard, whether through traditional or computer-mediated means.”.
Although there are many websites promoting e-democracy, much more should be implemented in order to create cyber spaces for margined people to have the opportunity of the freedom of speech.
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