Media witnessing: journalism and vigilantism

Digital Vigilantism: Justice for a Syrian Refugee Family

Paper
Noa Reijnen
19/05/2021
10 minutes to read

A story about a Syrian refugee family being terrorized by their neighbors went viral on social media, and people demanded justice for the family. This digital vigilantism case will be analyzed in this paper.

How Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen is changing Dutch media from within

Paper
Lola Vos
15/03/2021
12 minutes to read

Through digital vigilantis, media critic Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen shares mistreatments in the Dutch media on her Instagram account "Zeikschrift." In this article, I analyse her Instagram account and the message it conveys.

Digital vigilantism during COVID-19 : The Chengdu patient

Article
Meiyi Su
31/05/2021
10 minutes to read

This article explores the human flesh search and attempted digital vigilantism that took place following the announcement of four sudden COVID-19 cases in the previously stabilized Chinese city of Chengdu. 

Calling out the homofobus

Article
Ania Borkusewicz
23/02/2021
14 minutes to read

This article explores both offline and online responses to the Homofobus protest van in Poland and how these responses interact. 

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The controversial 'I no longer participate' hashtag

Article
Simone Sprangers
25/03/2021
15 minutes to read

A group of Dutch celebrities started a 'I no longer participate' hashtag on Instagram. This is a protest action against the government's management of the coronacrisis. What can this tell us about digitalization influences of news media? 

rise of youth-led online magazines

Rise of contemporary youth-led online magazines

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
05/04/2021
15 minutes to read

Online magazines (or zines) are getting popularised online. Not only are their audience youth dominated, but their writers too. Here we see how different online magazines are to traditional journalism and see how they influence each other.

Digital vigilantism in Vietnam: the case of Patient 17

Article
Linh Khanh Tran
23/08/2021
14 minutes to read

In March 2020, a Vietnamese woman tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. It seemed like this was a mere infection, but it creates a digital vigilantism case mainly on Facebook among Vietnamese people.

The Notre-Dame fire

The Notre-Dame fire and digital vigilantism

Paper
Iris Dumoulin
21/12/2020
12 minutes to read

The whole world was watching when one of France's famous landmarks was the victim of a major fire. On April 15, 2019, the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral suffered a terrible tragedy. What role did social media play in spreading the news?