Mediated Activism in the Pacific

  • Julie CupplesEmail author
  • Kevin Glynn
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies book series (BRIEFSLAS)


This chapter focuses on the Pacific region and examines the disruption of Sandinista control over the Nicaraguan mediascape through the interventions of ordinary citizens. It analyzes the mediation of a shooting during an opposition protest in Managua, a protest in the mining community of Mina El Limón, and a march against the interoceanic canal to show how the new media environment complicates the government’s efforts to control the meanings that are attached to such events.


Media convergence Protest Twitter Interoceanic canal Elections 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciencesUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Environmental SciencesNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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