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.
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).StaffPosted: August 27, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
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.Access Subscribe Floyd MorrisPosted: August 27, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
ARTICLE 19 delivered the following statement at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 14 June 2017.Article 19Posted: August 27, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
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 ValdezPosted: August 27, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
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 KirtzPosted: August 27, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
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 ArcherPosted: August 27, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
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. JohnsonPosted: August 27, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
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.