How to use media to amplify community voices – Knight Foundation
Ethan Zuckerman told the hundreds gathered for Knight’s Media Learning Seminar that the sociological phenomenon of homophily – the tendency to gravitate toward people with similar traits – also governs our Web habits and online conversations. “We find the same ways to sort ourselves in whom we associate with online,” Zuckerman said.
Colonial PR Films Provide Window into Africa’s More Recent Past
The UK’s Colonial Film Catalogue, a database of more than 6000 films (150 viewable online) provides an impressive, although subjective, window into British colonial period. Although at times condescending (many of the films I have perused so far aim to demonstrate the beneficient role of the British government and companies throughout the Empire at the time; translation: colonial propaganda), these videos find their value in providing a fantastic trip through time into life in these places — showing people as they were (or, rather, how the government/companies would like you to see them), and life at the time (again, likely how we’re supposed to see them).
Parallelisms: Sankara, the hero who defied his creditors | Reflections on a Revolution ROAR
Yet Sankara knew all too well that he could not stand alone in his resistance. And so he pleaded with the other African heads of state to follow his example: “If Burkina Faso stands alone in its refusal to pay the debt, I am not going to be here at the next Conference,” he said, prophetically. And everyone laughed…
Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee Outlines Rewards and Struggles of Promoting Peace in Ubben Lecture – DePauw University
“Dedicating your life to peace is one of the most beautiful things, but it’s one of the most difficult things,” 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah Gbowee told an audience at DePauw University tonight. Gbowee, who was honored for her activism to promote women’s rights and peace in her native Liberia, described her “journey to empowerment” in a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture.
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