“From Platform Jumping to Self-Censorship: Internet Freedom, Social Media and Circumvention Practices in Zambia” article by L. Parks & R. Mukherjee published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.


This article describes the complex media environment of urban Zambia based on qualitative interviews with 42 active ICT and social media users in Lusaka. After a contextual discussion of media censorship and Internet freedom, the article draws upon interview data to delineate four circumvention practices: (1) platform jumping; (2) anonymity; (3) self-censorship; and (4) negotiation of legal challenges. Rather than approach circumvention as a set of techniques disseminated from the information capitals of the world to those in the “global south,” this study approaches it as a set of cultural practices that emerges within particular sociohistorical conditions and platforms of communication.”

Read the article on Taylor & Francis Online here