Communication models of civil society organizations in Croatia

Dina Vozab

Abstract


This article will try to explain the relationship of civil society and participation with traditional and new media, based on experiences and attitudes shared through interviews with members of eight civil society organizations (CSOs). After description of civil society in Croatia, the paper focuses on three models of reaction of CSOs to mass media communication that were abstracted and analysed. Emphasis was given to alternative forms of communication (such as alternative media and new media in control of CSOs) and their development.

Keywords


civil society, alternative media, new media, communication practices, social movements

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15847/obsOBS000578