Contemporary societies are struggling with a double-edged problem of representation. Both political elites and professional journalists are challenged by rebellion in politics and a seemingly perpetual revolution in communication technology. The context is a world dependent on screens - from the large and public to the small and hand-held. It is a world in which images are paramount; a world characterized by increasingly fluid borders between political participation and insurrection (yesterday’s protester is today’s armed rebel), between the local and the global, and between news and entertainment. The proposed volume brings together a variety of scholarly perspectives to elucidate the problem of representation in this setting, in a collection of studies of mediations of political dissent across time, space, and narrative genre. The scramble to document ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ revolutions has tended to generate more heat than light, and scholarship in the digital age must be mindful that what are thought of as ‘old’ media use ‘new’ technology and formats, and that television remains the most important source of information about politics for people in most countries. With this in mind, the concept of the screen is deployed as the red thread running throughout the volume, to which all the chapters relate. It focuses on representations of protest on television screens (although others are involved). By comparing coverage in different political and cultural contexts, it documents which protests are screened out by some broadcasters, but made visible by others. Finally, the book considers how well television has met the challenge of representing the people who feel that political representation has failed them - the protesters who take to the streets of the world - and suggest how the analysis of popular culture texts could complement news analysis.