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  • On the Screen MD 2017-2

    On the Screen MD 2017-2

    At the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (9-19 February 2017) the Ecumenical Jury made the following awards.

    Philip Lee
    Posted: May 13, 2017
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  • Media Development 2017-1 online magazine and pdf

    Media Development 2017-1 online magazine and pdf

    Digital communication technologies are transforming the world and people themselves. At the same time, there is a perception that content is less trustworthy and that digital media are more susceptible to abuse. It is too early to tell how these profound changes will play out in the long-term, but people of the late 21st century will undoubtedly be communicating in entirely different ways.

    Posted: February 19, 2017
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  • The future of digital communications and humanitarian response

    The future of digital communications and humanitarian response

    With communication a central element in humanitarian crises and humanitarian response, the next decade will see communicators change their approach in light of the increased significance of digital communications in such situations.

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    Sharath Srinivasan
    Posted: February 18, 2017
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  • On the Screen (MD2017-1)

    On the Screen (MD2017-1)

    An Ecumenical Jury awarded prizes for the first time ever at the 21st International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience “Schlingel” (26 September to 2 October 2016), strengthening the support of INTERFILM and SIGNIS for films for children and youth. Previously, the only ecumenical jury at a film festival for children and youth was in Zlín (Czech Republic), which is the oldest of its kind, founded in 1961.

    Posted: February 18, 2017
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  • Political culture and media in post-Suharto Indonesia

    Political culture and media in post-Suharto Indonesia

    Freedom of expression through media has been important to the reformation agenda in Indonesia since the fall of Suharto’s New Order in 1998. This article examines how this plan has been working, tested, challenged, and sustained under Joko Widodo’s administration, whose political agenda has a strong vision of the need for the state’s presence with public accountability. 

    Bagoes Wiryomartono
    Posted: February 18, 2017
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  • Discoverability and Canadian cultural policy

    Discoverability and Canadian cultural policy

    We can all relate to Charlie Chaplin in his classic film Modern Times. As the Little Tramp falls behind on the production line, the conveyor belt pulls him into the factory’s cogs. We might laugh as he winds through the gears, but we too are working in a factory of sorts. It is a vast factory assembling our attention and its output affects how we produce and consume culture.

    Fenwick McKelvey
    Posted: February 18, 2017
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  • Data innovation powering Sustainable Development Goals

    Data innovation powering Sustainable Development Goals

    The world is awash with data. Today, more data than ever in human history is produced on a daily basis.

    Magdy Martinez-Soliman
    Posted: February 18, 2017
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  • Facebook: friend or foe?

    Facebook: friend or foe?

    It was hard to escape news in early 2016 of Facebook’s “trending” feature. First we learned there were human curators behind what the social media company claimed to be an automated algorithm, then that these employees may be censoring conservative voices from users’ feeds. 

    Davis Carr
    Posted: February 18, 2017
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  • Digital media and transnational languages

    Digital media and transnational languages

    In 2015, the United Nations calculated that the number of migrants in the world – defined as those living in a country other than the one in which they were born – had reached 244 million.

    Esteban García
    Posted: February 18, 2017
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  • The future of mobile learning

    The future of mobile learning

    In 2013 UNESCO commissioned a series of Working Papers on Mobile Learning. The aim was to better understand how mobile technologies can be used to improve educational access, equity and quality around the world. 

    UNESCO
    Posted: February 18, 2017
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