Policies against divides, distrust and discrimination


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INEQUALITIES are the unwanted companions of media and communication.Tradi tional analogue mass media were criticized for creating inequalities bybeing biased, serving hegemonic interests, and accumulating far too much powerin the hands of mighty industrial conglomerates. Under the digital regime, mostinequalities survived, and new ones occurred. Knowledge gaps transformed intodigital divides, news journalism is challenged by social networking sites, andglobal corporate monopolies outperform national media companies. Algorithmicselection, surveillance, Big Data and the Internet of Things are creating newinequalities which follow traditional patterns of class, gender, wealth and education.This book revisits old and new media and communication inequalities intimes of digital transition. It has been written in a collective effort by the membersof THE EUROMEDIA RESEARCH GROUP.