The role of women in the film industry has been the focus of discussion in the media since allegations of sexual harassment rocked Hollywood two years ago, eventually spreading to other filmmaking centres and beyond. But the lack of opportunity for women directors and for women in senior decision-making positions in the industry has long been the focus of attention of women filmmakers and advocacy groups. Things now appear to be changing. This article looks at recent high-profile appointments and the increasing visibility of films directed by women.Kristine GreenawayPosted: August 11, 2019 (0) Comments (0) Like
L’article qui suit se concentre surtout sur le rôle des réseaux sociaux dans la mobilisation des jeunes haïtiens autour des problèmes politiques de la société haïtienne. Ainsi, j’essayerai de montrer que l’initiative du mouvement Petrochallenger est surtout issu de la jeunesse qui est souvent considérée hors-jeu de la crise politique haïtienne. Ensuite, je présenterai le mouvement comme un mouvement sans-leader avant de plancher sur le caractère transnational de ce mouvement qui mobilise des Haïtiens de la diaspora qui hésite pas à prendre les rues dans la diaspora pour demander des explications sur la gestion des fonds alloués à des projets de développement en Haïti.Jocelyn BelfortPosted: August 11, 2019 (0) Comments (0) Like
This article responds to the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) chapter on “Media, Communication, and the Struggle for Social Progress”. I argue that in order to advance the IPSP’s goals of progress towards a media system that advances human capabilities, we must name specific forms of structural oppression; that the IPSP should develop an intersectional analysis of media representation, employment, and ownership; that online hate speech must be addressed; and that the “filter bubble” critique ignores the importance of subaltern counter-publics, although state and corporate propaganda is indeed a real problem. I urge application of a design justice lens and identify free software as one important tool. And I call attention to media policy proposals by social movements.Sasha Costanza-ChockPosted: August 11, 2019 (0) Comments (0) Like
In 1980, the year UNESCO first released the MacBride Report, one of us (Clemencia) was a second-year undergraduate communication major at Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. I remember knocking on the door of Professor Gabriel Jaime Pérez, who taught our course on media ethics. He welcomed me in, and I told him I was confused.Clemencia Rodriguez and Andrew IliadisPosted: August 11, 2019 (0) Comments (0) Like
This article discusses the role of media and communications in contributing to social progress, as elaborated in a landmark international project – the International Panel on Social Progress. First, it analyses how media and digital platforms have contributed to global inequality by examining media access and infrastructure across world regions. Second, it looks at media governance and the different mechanisms of corporatized control over media platforms, algorithms and content. Third, the article examines how the democratization of media is a key element in the struggle for social justice. It argues that effective media access – in terms of distribution of media resources, even relations between spaces of connection and the design and operation of spaces that foster dialogue, free speech and respectful cultural exchange – is a core component of social progress.Nick Couldry, Clemencia Rodriguez et al1Posted: August 11, 2019 (0) Comments (0) Like
In 1976, UNESCO’s General Conference instructed its then Director General, Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow, to undertake “a review of all the problems of communication in contemporary society seen against the background of technological progress and recent developments in international relations with due regard to their complexity and magnitude.”1Philip LeePosted: August 11, 2019 (0) Comments (0) Like
Media Development 2019-2
MacBride +40: What next for media democracy?