Keyword: Media Development 2017-3

  • On the screen (MD2019/3)

    On the screen (MD2019/3)

    Since 2005, an Interreligious Jury appointed by SIGNIS (World Association for Catholic Communication) and INTERFILM (International Inter-Church Film Organisation) has taken part in the Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon (Switzerland). The jury includes a representative of a member of INTERFILM and SIGNIS and a member of Jewish and Muslim faith.

    Posted: August 11, 2019
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  • Media Development 2017-3 online magazine and pdf

    Media Development 2017-3 online magazine and pdf
    Great expectations have been placed on social media platforms as a panacea for the challenges facing societies worldwide. In particular, social media platforms are expected to strengthen open dialogue and public debate and to be sources of information and knowledge. They could have a revolutionary impact in the field of communication for development − provided they could demonstrate reliability, transparency, and legitimacy. various
    Posted: August 29, 2017
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  • On the Screen MD 2017-3

    On the Screen MD 2017-3

    At the 63rd International Short Film Days (11-16 May 2017), the Ecumenical Jury appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS awarded its Prizeof € 1500, donated by the Catholic Film Work and the Protestant Church of Oberhausen, to Seeds directed by Philippa Ndisi-Hermann (Kenya, 2016).

    Posted: August 27, 2017
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  • New media and citizen participation in Jamaica

    In the early 1990s, the media industry in Jamaica was liberalized, thus causing a tremendous expansion of the media landscape in Jamaica. This was followed by the liberalization of the telecommunications sector in 1999, which paved the way for the development of new media in the country. Citizens have increased their participation in this public sphere of new media and have been expressing their views on a number of subjects. New media are replacing traditional means of communication for political organizations and governments, raising a number of questions. 

    Floyd Morris
    Posted: August 27, 2017
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  • The INTERNET is a public good

    The INTERNET is a public good

    ARTICLE 19 delivered the following statement at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 14 June 2017. 

    Article 19
    Posted: August 27, 2017
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  • Comunicación, derechos y desarrollo sostenible en Cuba

    Comunicación, derechos y desarrollo sostenible en Cuba

    El modelo comunicativo imperante en el país necesita transformarse para que esté a la altura de las demandas actuales de la sociedad cubana. Ese modelo comunicativo se concreta, tanto en lo político como en lo jurídico, en el concepto del derecho a la comunicación, entendido este como el derecho a informar y ser informado, a hablar y ser escuchado, imprescindible para poder participar en las decisiones que conciernen a la colectividad.

    José Ramón Vidal Valdez
    Posted: August 27, 2017
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  • Gaga over Google: Democratization of information in capitalist communication

    Gaga over Google: Democratization of information in capitalist communication

    Issues of human rights, gender equality, and democratic representation within communication and education technology industries are all examples of media specific social justice topics that have dominated world politics throughout the past century. However, emerging intersections between social justice, new media and new media technology complicate how we approach traditional issues of rights, representation, communication, education and the media industry.

    Jaime Lee Kirtz
    Posted: August 27, 2017
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  • Communication in tomorrow’s Caribbean

    Communication in tomorrow’s Caribbean

    I love the Caribbean. I was born and grew up in the Bahamas, and now I have the privilege of living in Jamaica as a postgraduate student. From my assessment, Caribbean life and culture is dominated by orality. Even though social media and communication technology has influenced social life and cultural realities, Caribbean people still value the traditional idea of gathering and talking with friends and family.

    Omar Archer
    Posted: August 27, 2017
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  • Do social media platforms encourage or stifle public debate?

    Do social media platforms encourage or stifle public debate?

    When first created, the internet and social media were thought to be places where the Habermasian idea of the public sphere (places in which rational debate and logic would win out in order to bring about true democratic reform) would finally be realized. However, time has shown this not to be the case and social media is often blamed for causing increased polarization, harassment, and flaming.

    Patrick M. Johnson
    Posted: August 27, 2017
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  • INGOs, public communications and the quest for legitimacy

    INGOs, public communications and the quest for legitimacy

    In today’s world, media cannot be overlooked. Such is their power that they can spread ideas and effect action across the globe almost instantaneously. Nevertheless, not all of the purposes for which the power of media is harnessed have outcomes that contribute towards the common good. Within the aid sector, for example, while media can rapidly raise awareness and funds for emergency relief or spread advance warning of hazardous weather conditions, they have at the same time propagated narratives and discourses that can harm development goals.

    Nina Kurlberg
    Posted: August 27, 2017
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