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ITCH is an online periodical for experimental creative work by emerging and established writers and artists working in a wide variety of media. It provides an independent, virtual space in which critical, creative, thoughtful and provocative expression and debate can take place, free from the limitations of the commercial media economy and the pressures of political influence.

ITCH believes that artistic and creative works are powerful forms of political action that can draw attention to the importance of social and economic rights. By investing in a space that generates debate, exchange and intellectual growth, ITCH contributes to an independent, creative media landscape dedicated to work that pushes, challenges, reshapes and redefines the boundaries of genre in writing, art and media. ITCH gives local and international exposure to the work of emerging writers and artists and welcomes experimental work that cannot be easily categorised.

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Wits Media Studies will help you understand how media work and how they affect us. We critically analyse the role of media in politics, culture and the economy.
We contribute to scholarly debates and research about media and consumerism, and media and democracy in the Global South.
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