Selected Publications :

A conversation about Refugees Crisis, Voices & Global Control, draft paper, 31th of July 2016.

A Post Human Perspective (Haraway, 1991) for a Digital Inquiry to Make Tacit Knowledges Knowledgeable for Alternative Education (2015)

My last publication (Communication, 2015)

In this paper, I discuss the notion of « sousveillance » (Mann, 2003; Bakir, 2010) as an activist tactic to raise awareness via Twitter on the politics of targeted surveillance used against minorities during the G20 summit in 2010 by Harper’s governement. Basing my interpretations on the observation of the processes of local knowledge and information sharing (2012b), I point the structuration of skills, cultural knowledge, technical and symbolical know-how and ICTs expertises that emerge from the online practices of a virtual community of users into media and technology.

Sharing the same context of media experience, I observe how their work is impacted with the conscience of being seen by the police, the audiences and the news media and the politics of social control to reveal a post-human condition (Haraway, 1991).

By comparing digital native forms of media with digitalized media, this work extends my reflection about the new modes of communication at a distance used by audiences directed by the high dissemination of information into global social media and by the extension of participation and of local and global surveillance. It offers to contribute to a better understanding and visualisation of election campaigns, news consumption or social media campaigns for social justice’ patterns.

DEBAVEYE, J. (2015), « L’émergence d’une écologie locale des nouvelles médiatée par @CLACMontreal, les audiences de Twitter et les médias d’information en contexte de (sur)veillance. », in Communication, 33/1, Université Laval, Québec, février 2015 (soumission : décembre 2013). @Debaveye, 2015.

An Alternative Ecologies of Emerging Knowledges, Medias and Technologies (2012b)

My Ph D’s dissertation (Université Lyon 2, France/Université Laval, Canada)

My Ph D dissertation aims at revealing the forms of expertise and experience that emerge from the multiple appropriations of Twitter by the virtual community of practice @CLACMontréal in Quebec at various scales :

« A l’ère de la convergence des réseaux et des médias de communication (Castells, 2001), les théories post-habermassiennes définissent les nouveaux médias comme une nouvelle instance de production journalistique et politique, favorisant la ‘médiation des relations sociales et de l’expérience’ (McQuail, 2010) ». (Debaveye, 2012 : 1).

Studying the nature and the quality of interactions shared online with influencers (news media, groups of activists and heteregoneous audiences) on Twitter during G20 Toronto (2010) and Quebec Spring (2012) involving thousands of participants to reveal the new forms of information and ways of doing news by the means of the media and technology.

By doing so, I offered a meaningful insider contribution to the understanding of the structuration of the ecology of the local news on Twitter and of the works of the virtual communities via an original research design based on a multi-methods methodology involving semiotics, textual statistics and discourse analysis, content analysis and ethnography to extend the literature available about the emerging methodologies on the web practices in ICTs and STS (Science & Technology Studies).

With this pioneer Ph D work about Twitter practices, I underlined the impacts of the processes of news sharing on public spheres (Fraser, 1992)  that served to frame new policies about cultural diversity, inclusion and oppression, contributed to transform the economy of news and legitimazed the status of alternative news producers in the perspective of the centralization of the means of production.

DEBAVEYE, J. (2012b), @CLACMontréal, émergence et institutionnalisation d’une expertise militante dans les micro-médias, thèse de doctorat en Sciences de l’information et de la communication, sous la direction de Bernard Lamizet et François Demers, Université Lyon 2 et Université Laval, UMR Triangle et DIC Laval, 422 p. @Debaveye, 2012.

An Investigative Ethnography of YouTube & Vimeo to Reveal the Activists’ Know-how about Political Information, Privacy & Identity Shared Online (2012a)

My favorite paper (RCEM, 2012)

In this paper, I analyze the practices of privacy and identity sharing generated by the audiences of You Tube and Vimeo to denounce the use of political violence during the G20 Toronto and the social politics of exclusion with a massive social media campaign that spread over the web following massive arrests and detentions of political activists during Toronto G20 2010, and more specifically the targeting of women alternative reporters.

Drawing my results from digital ethnography, participant observation, case study, semiotics and textual analysis of text, video and image sharing, I underline how the study of social texts can provide meaningful insights about the tactics of women activists into media and technology, by pointing how women activists deal with online identity and information sharing within online processes of news production, related to the topics of street violence against women and online harassment.

In conclusion, I also denounce the limits of the process of production of information as the digital gap, the lack of physical and symbolic access to the local contexts and the problem of multiple appropriations and meanings.

DEBAVEYE, J. (2012a), « Relinking expertise : De l’expérience privée à l’expérience médiatique du partage de vidéo en ligne. » Revue Canadienne d’Etudes Médiatiques, affiliée à la faculté des communications et des études médiatiques de l’Université de Western Ontario, numéro thématique automne 2012 « Experts et amateurs en communication et culture », pp. 115-140 (soumission : août 2011). @Debaveye, 2012

Une ethnographie de la R&D de France Telecom/Orange (2007) :

My first research work (Master’ thesis dissertation, Université Lyon 2, 2007)

In this research, I conducted a critical ethnography about the routines and the modes of communication of a big company of telecommunications, France Telecom/Orange, during a year (2006-2007) with a qualitative/quantitative methodology based on text analysis, participant observation, qualitative descriptions and interviews with the managers and the engineers. It allowed me to question the notion of the ethics of the ICTs in the context of everyday work at a French company of telecommunications.


Extended publications

Publications in Scientific Reviews with Editorial Committee and International Audience :


DEBAVEYE, J. (2015), ‘Emergence of an Alternative Ecology of News Mediated by @CLACMontreal, Twitter Audience and News Media’, Communication, Laval University, 33/1.

DEBAVEYE, J. (2012a), ‘Relinking Expertise : From Private Experience to Public Experience of Online Video Sharing.’, Canadian Journal of Media Studies (CJMS), ‘Experts and amateurs in       Communication and Culture’, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Fall 2012, pp. 115-140.

Communications in Conference with Selection Committee and International Audience :


DEBAVEYE J. (2013d), ‘Practices of Self-design and Micro-Interactions on Twitter.’, Social Media Club,

SMS Research Awards, Paris, France, December 2013.

DEBAVEYE J. (2013c), ‘@CLACMontreal and hypermediation of intimacy.’, Word Social Science Forum

2013, Social Transformations and The Digital Age, panel ‘Intimacy and Body Politics’, Conference Hall

of Montreal, Canada, October 14, 2013.

DEBAVEYE J. (2013b), ‘How Media Activism Shape Local Agenda and Challenge Leadership Traditions in Journalism and Online Education.’, Conference Protest and the Media, panel ‘Civic Media Practices and the Internet’, Westminster University, United Kingdom, June 13, 2013.

DEBAVEYE J. (2013a), ‘Access to visibility and Critical Hypertextuality.’, Voices of Resistance, Communication and Social Justice Conference, 2013, panel ‘Communicating Activism through media technologies’, PennState University, United States, March 16, 2013.

DEBAVEYE J. (2011), ‘Relinking expertise, the case of digital activism networks in Quebec.’, panel « Expertise and activism », Conference Extension of expertise ? Experts and amateurs in communication and culture, University of Ottawa, Canada, April 30, 2011.

DEBAVEYE J. (2009b), ‘Laid expertise : Translation, Mediation and Meaning.’,  77° ACFAS  Conference, panel ‘Process and Governance’, University of Ottawa, Canada, May 13, 2009.


Communication in Conferences with Selection Committee and National Audience :


DEBAVEYE J. (2009a), ‘The competence of the lay citizen in the scientific expertise.’, Symposium Rendez-Vous de la Recherche en Communication, panel ‘Communication and citizenship’, Laval University, March 12, 2009.


Others Communications :


‘Media and Human Science, Mediatization, Critical Collaborations’, Tracés,  École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon, December 16, 2011.


Seminars and e-seminars :


‘Citizen in public expertise and innovative structures, A comparative case studybetween l’Institut du

Nouveau Monde in Montreal and America Speaks in Washington.’, Participative Democracy Seminar,

Laval University, January-April, 2009.

Scientific reports for the Cluster 12 of the Région Rhône-Alpes, Sustainable Development of SRESR,

Research lab PACTE. Grenoble, April-July 2008.


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