The Black Movement of Pakistan, Mediatization and Role Played by ICTs

11 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2012

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Arzak Khan

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Date Written: April 24, 2012


The aim of this paper is to highlight the theoretical and practical implications for social movements in context of Southern movements. The research investigates the practices of ICTs used for brokerage, mobilization of masses and collective action. It also highlights the impact ICTs especially new media had on the success of lawyer’s movement of Pakistan and contribute to the debates surrounding the political and economic utility of ICTs and new media in seeking to determine systematically how ICTs matter with regard to social mobilization, and how the role of ICTs and media varies across different contexts. These finding will further help us in understanding the mediatization process and circumstances under which ICTs and new media contribute to the mediatization of political processes such as more participatory democracy, rights movement in the 21st century and social activism in context of developing countries like Pakistan.

Keywords: Social Movements, Black Movement, South, ICT, Pakistan, Lawyers Movement, Social Activism

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Khan, Arzak, The Black Movement of Pakistan, Mediatization and Role Played by ICTs (April 24, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

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