Category Archives: Digital Media

CONTROL

The control of refugees by government institutions and agencies involves surveillance, the collection of biodata, internet censorship and online propaganda. All these interactions with cyberculture are made with the intention to control the voice and movement of refugees. The proposals … Continue reading

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ASSIST

The public sphere is a powerful tool for weak ties to connect and become strong ties. In the case of refugees, it has played an integral in allowing citizens to communicate with and campaign for refugees. Social media is a key … Continue reading

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ENGAGE

  Refugee engagement with cyberculture is varied according to ability to access devices and networks and utilise said access. As shown in Engage, it is clear that engagement with cyberculture can be critical in many situations; travelling by foot or … Continue reading

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Refugees & Cyberculture: final progress update

The time has come for my final progress update! I have basically finished my literature review, I have organised interviewees and I am ready to start working on my digital artefact. My digital artefact is – as I’ve stated a few … Continue reading

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Should mobile phone access be considered a basic need?

With the structure and basic content of my research project very clear in my mind, it’s time to do the lit review! I must admit I was a little overwhelmed at first as to how to keep track of all … Continue reading

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Structuring Refugees & Cyberculture

Ok, so I have developed the idea for my research project, now to assemble it! I have decided to divide the project into 4 parts: four focus points. Part 1 will be on how refugees engage with cyberculture. This will include how they … Continue reading

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The Complex Layers of Cyberculture and Refugees

For my research project, I am interested in looking at the complex layers of cyberculture and refugees. I’ll be looking at how refugees participate in cybercultures, ranging from recording abuse in detention centres to using Google Maps to make their way through … Continue reading

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