Groundviews published over the course of the past two weeks exclusive articles on a diverse range of topics and issues, ranging from constitutional reform and women's attire to the plight of IDPs and peacebuilding. Pros and cons of the 13th Amendment and the APRC Writing exclusively for Groundviews, M.C.M Iqbal, one of the secretaries of the … Continue reading Exclusive articles and debates on the 13th Amendment, the APRC proposals, the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunge and IDPs
Following up from my previous post on the use of new media and citizen journalism in Iran recently, I came across two more powerful examples today. Facebook it seems, in Persian, is now an important means of mobilising and disseminating information produced by polity and society opposed to the Presidential election outcome. The very fact … Continue reading Facebook and Google Maps in Iran
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 … Continue reading Two new sites for dissent
"... Thus while the government is trying to position Singapore as a Media Hub for the fast-growing new media technology and development, home grown talent often face harsh official harassment. Singapore's netizens are moving to redefine the terms of the island state's political discourse - whether the government welcome them or not". Kalinga Seneviratne, Asia … Continue reading Online dissent and the future of extremism in Sri Lanka
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 … Continue reading Social and political change in the Arab world through new media
A while ago Indi had this hilarious post on Mahinda and Mervyn on Facebook. Clearly satirical, the profiles and whoever who set them up were interrogating the behaviour of two prominent political figures in Sri Lanka. And it was very nicely done. I can't find the profiles anymore and perhaps just as well. If the … Continue reading Spoofing politicians on Facebook no more?