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, by IPS

U.N. Salutes Indigenous Filmmakers

The United Nations celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People this week by showcasing award- winning short films produced by indigenous filmmakers and reaffirming indigenous rights and cultural treasures.
The day was observed at the New York headquarters of the U.N. (...)

, by WASSERMAN Herman

Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa

Daya Thussu, 2009, 288 pages, $39.95

Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa examines the role that popular media could play to encourage political debate, provide information for development, or critique the very definitions of ‘democracy’ and ‘development’. Drawing on diverse case studies from various regions of the (...)

, by Truthout

WikiLeaks: Time to Celebrate, Time to Mourn

It’s a big win for Internet-based, indie media that WikiLeaks.org posted its "Afghan War Diary," based on 90,000 leaked US military records detailing a failing war in which US and allied forces have repeatedly killed innocent civilians. This on-the-ground material is vaster than the Daniel (...)

, by IPS

New Software Could Outwit Tehran’s Censors

While the Iranian government has intensified its aggressive efforts to expand Internet filters, Austin Heap, a young programmer in the U.S., says he has developed software that would enable Iranians to evade their censors. Read (...)

, by Eurozine , Index on Censorship

Cyber wars

While the role of technology in the political struggle in Iran and elsewhere should not be overstated, it should not be underestimated either. The "next generation" controls with which authorities aim to manage the Internet mark a shift from heavy-handed filtering to sophisticated multi-pronged (...)

, by SACSIS

The Unspoken Risks of Cell Phones and Wireless Networks

Africa has been catapulted into the electronic age over the past decade and a half by an almost incomprehensibly swift growth in telecommunications technology driven primarily by a massive rollout of cell phones and wireless technology throughout the continent.
While few can deny the economic (...)

Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media

Tracy Van Slyke and Jessica Clark, New Press

In their book Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media (New Press), activists and journalists Tracy Van Slyke and Jessica Clark take us on a celebratory journey through the relatively recent (over the past eight years) surge of independent, progressive (...)

, by Soundings

The media and climate change

The entry of climate change into the media mainstream, as welcome as it is, nevertheless brings new problems. Journalists, campaigners and scientists discuss the implications of demand-led reporting, the exploitation of public misunderstanding, and the dangers of focusing on "charismatic (...)

SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

Edited by Sokari Ekine, Pambazuka Press

SMS Uprising provides a unique insight into how activists and social change advocates are addressing Africa’s many challenges from within, and how they are using mobile telephone technologies to facilitate these changes.
This collection of essays by those engaged in using mobile phone (...)

, by Miller McCune

The Revolution Will Be Mapped

GIS mapping technology is helping underprivileged communities get better services — from education and transportation to health care and law enforcement — by showing exactly what discrimination looks like. Read more

, by IPS

Mekong Media Forum 2009

Some 225 participants, the bulk of them journalists from Mekong countries, are set to discuss, debate and take stock of their media environment against a backdrop of changing and often quite different news cultures at the Mekong Media Forum, which starts here Dec. 9.
The four-day media (...)