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Communitarianism

Communitarianism is a political and philosophical concept whose aim is to position community at the heart of any debate on recognition, diversity, and justice. Media and communication are integral aspects for the understanding and relevance of community. News media and political communication platforms create spaces of civic engagement and assembly where citizens can address issues of mutual concern.

In order for news media to be effective and legitimate, they have to align their values with those of their publics. However, media have to confront the fact that publics are not homogeneous groups with uniform beliefs and political outlooks. In democratic societies, media are increasingly challenged by the existence of diverse communities of people with different cultural values and backgrounds. These communities exist in designated territories such ...

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