Exclusive articles and debates on the 13th Amendment, the APRC proposals, the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunge and IDPs

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

Facebook and Google Maps in Iran

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

Online dissent and the future of extremism in Sri Lanka

"... 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

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 … Continue reading Social and political change in the Arab world through new media