عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
In this article Citizen Media and its role in the formation of alternative public sphere is discussed. At first theoretical issues of formation of alternative public sphere and its dependence on a widespread media like Internet is addressed and then the trend process of citizen Media and their place in the new media ecosystem is debated. The case study of the article comprises of 5 websites involved in citizen journalism. These case studies were selected for their focus on the formation of alternative public sphere and dialogue atmosphere. As a final point the mechanisms of activities and organizing these media are discussed. It is also mentioned that the selected case studies have particular characteristics and are confronted with certain challenges.