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Peruvian television gets hyperlocal

“TV Cultura, a Peruvian NGO, produces television programs using contents from different parts of the country. They started in the 1990s with the main objective to introduce local contents in national television. Carlos Cárdenas, President TV Cultura, knocked the doors of the main broadcasters with the idea to disseminate the local audiovisual production they were producing, but there were no responses.

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FORO October 2011, pages 6-7
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/FORO_Oct2011.pdf#page=6

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Localizing information to motivate community action

Panos London supports journalists 'translating' climate change summits for local contexts, helping make climate change information much more actionable for communities.

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy writes,

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LKYSPP Asian Trends Monitoring Bulletin, December 2010, pg 13:
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/LKYSPP_Dec2010.pdf

WWF. 2008. “From Fossil to Future with Innovative ICT Solutions: Increased CO2 Emissions from ICT Needed to Save the Climate.” Technology for Better Business Outcomes, Barcelona, 17-19 March. Available at: http://www.pamlin.net/written/documents/Fossil2Future-WWF-ICT.pdf

Houghton, John. 2009. “ICT and the Environment in Developing Countries: An Overview of Opportunities and Developments.” Communications & Strategies, 1 (76) 39-60.


7. Ospina, Angelica Valeria and Richard Heeks. 2010. “Unveiling the Links Between ICTs & Climate Change in Developing Countries: A Scoping Study.” Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester. Available at: http://www.niccd.org/ScopingStudy.pdf

BCO Alliance.2009. “Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to Climate Change Using ICTs.” Eds. Patrick P. Kalas and Alan Finlay. Available at: http://www.bcoalliance.org/Climate-Change


Osterwalder, Alexander. 2007. “ICT in Developing Countries: A Cross-Sectoral Snapshot.” Available at: http://www.hec.unil.ch/aosterwa/Documents/InternetInEmergingMarkets/Publications/ISGLOB03.pdf

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Media, ICT as a Tool for Minority Empowerment in Morocco

"Morocco’s newly launched Tamazight TV channel aims to incorporate minority communities into mainstream culture and communication. The channel will conduct programs in the Berber dialect (Tamazight) which has been largely excluded from public and private institutions. As much as 28% of the country’s population only speaks Tamazight and the launch of this particular TV station points toward a larger trend in using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to represent the voice of the marginalized."

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South-East Relations, less patronizing

"An increasing proportion of Africans have grown disenchanted with the poor track record of Western development cooperation - of the tendency to give aid with one hand and to retrieve it with the other through unfair trade practices and debt structures. Africa’s response to development
assistance is thus changing. North-South relations are being superseded by South-East relations, with major implications for Africa’s development.

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South Africa Node, October 2010:
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SA-Node_Oct2010.pdf

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New government strategies to control internet expression in Thailand

After the ousting of Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006, the post-coup government in Thialand has moved to restrict the media channels that helped legitimize it.

Prof Ubonrat Siriyuvasak writes,

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Noviscape, Sept 2010, page 7, 8: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/Noviscape_Sept2010#page=7

Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within. Bangkok: Inter-Press Service
Asia-Pacific.

Campaign for Popular Media Reform (2010) Seminar on “Banning
community radio under the Emergency Decree”, 14 July 2010.

Kularb, P. (2007) “Communicating to the mass on cyberspace:
Freedom of expression and content regulation on the Internet”
in Chavarong Limpattamapanee and Srnaud Leveau (eds)
State and Media in Thailand During Political Transition, Bangkok:
IRASEC.

McCargo, D. (2009) “Thai politics as reality TV”, Journal of
Asian Studies. 68:1, February 2009, pp. 7–19.

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User-generated media opens new digital watchdog battlegrounds

Increasing uses of user-generated media is opening a battleground between governments and citizen groups to contest information, authority, and political messaging.

Prof Ubonrat Siriyuvasak writes,

“2009 [NECTEC] survey also revealed a new trend- a sudden jump in the richness of news and information content on websites, but also an explosion of user-generated content on web boards, blogs and micro-blogs such as Twitter, SMS and social networking sites, notably Facebook. These activities have also gone mobile in a big way, with smart phone use surging across the region.”

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Sources:

Noviscape, Sept 2010, page 6, 12: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/Noviscape_Sept2010.pdf#page=6

Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within. Bangkok: Inter-Press Service
Asia-Pacific.

Castells, M. (1997) “Informational politics and the crisis of democracy”
in The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture
– Volume II The Power of Identity. Oxford: Blackwell.

Kularb, P. (2007) “Communicating to the mass on cyberspace:
Freedom of expression and content regulation on the Internet”
in Chavarong Limpattamapanee and Srnaud Leveau (eds)
State and Media in Thailand During Political Transition, Bangkok:
IRASEC.

McCargo, D. (2009) “Thai politics as reality TV”, Journal of
Asian Studies. 68:1, February 2009, pp. 7–19.

NECTEC (2008) Internet User Profile of Thailand 2008, Bangkok.

NECTEC (2009) Internet User Profile of Thailand 2009, Bangkok.
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