Tag: Activism

Panel Discussion: Women’s Engagement with New Media

The proverbial glass ceiling has long been in the way of women’s upward movement within the public sphere, including in media institutions. How have women overcome the limitations of access and opportunity of the conventional media structures by increasingly and innovatively engaging with online media platforms and spaces? The Sri Lankan chapter of South Asian

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Posts on Iran, new media and citizen journalism

I’ve been inundated with links on how new media is helping us understand what’s going on in Iran after its recently held Presidential elections. In order to understand the broader context of who uses new media in Iran, why and how, the Berkman Centre’s Mapping Iran’s Online Public is essential reading. A few articles on new

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Two new sites for dissent

Came across two new sites for dissent and critical perspectives in Sri Lanka have cropped up recently. Forgotten Diaries was started in June ’08 and only has a handful of posts. However, the content in these posts is very thought provoking, though judging by the paucity of comments, it is unlikely that this blog is

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Sri Lanka’s first mainstream media article on Facebook activism

Image from Sunday Times Smriti Daniel’s article last Sunday in the Sunday Times is to my knowledge the first article that appears in the print media in Sri Lanka dealing with growing web based activism via the social networking platform Facebook. It’s a well written and researched piece that deals with a phenomenon I most

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Social and political change in the Arab world through new media

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has a good write up of an event held recently in London that looked at the impact of new media, the web and Internet on polity and society in the Arab world. It notes that, Keeping up or catching up, respectively, with world standards of communication infrastructure, the Arab and

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Citizen journalism and blogging in Asia: What role for media development organisations?

A presentation made recently at “Asia Regional Forum for Media Development: Creating a Democratic Media Culture in in Asia” organised by the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). If the presentation online on Slideshare is too small, just go ahead and download a PDF of the presentation here. (approx. 10Mb)

Tactical Technology Collective Citizen Journalism Toolkit – How not to do a toolkit

Tactical Technology Collective has come out with a new Citizen Journalism toolkit, to complement earlier toolkits for NGOs and activists on security, audio and video publishing on the internet and FOSS publishing. Covering audio, blogs, images and print (strangely no video) the toolkit is somewhat of a useful resource, but as its stands is irascibly

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