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    • WeMedia Lab Thailand Video Incubator at MFU in Chiang Rai August 2007 Slides by PDM
    • About 'We Media Too'
      • We The Media Lab initiative was started during a conference held in London about 'citizens' media' co-sponsored by BBC and Reuters in 2006.
      • The event was held behind 'closed doors' and many people who wanted to be part of it were not invited, (but could take part in the open online chat room)
      • The 'WeMEDIA Too' ideas were started
    • What is 'we media'?
      • It's about new technologies allowing anyone to contribute to the information cycle IN REAL TIME without technical skills
      • It's about sharing connections and knowledge
      • For examples, using blogs, wikis, online discussion groups and other new media
    • Journalism is about:
      • looking for the truth
      • framing a good story
      • getting the news
      • accuracy vs speed of reporting,
      • fact checking
      • good writing (a matter of choice?)
      • understanding the context and culture
      • ethics and professional conduct
      • taking risks and exposing oneself to the public
    • Good Information is About
      • Clear (Easily Understood)
      • Accurate (No factual mistakes)
      • Complete
      • Timely/ Current/Durable
      • Unbiased/Impartial
      • Verifiable (Supported by evidence)
      • More...
    • Why a Video Incubator?
      • In the world, not many people have the gift of 'good writing'. But everyone can tell a story, using their own words
      • There are languages barriers, for many people writing in English is a challenge, but when they write in their own language, the impact of their message is limited (khmer? Thai? vietnamese? how many people in the world understand that?)
    • Pictures are worth a thousand words
      • Today, even mobile phones have camera and video capabilities
      • It's easy and fun to tell a story using mixed media, a few english words, a few other languages and many many stills and moving images
      • Try it yourself today!
    • Media Studies
      • In Universities today, we teach new media. Our students learn how to use a camera, the software, how to cut a story and all the technicalities.
      • But nobody teaches how the correct use of new media can help us become more knowledgeable about our world, and how to tell a difficult story, and how to make a difference without hurting anyone
    • HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT
      • Social issues can be controversial . No need to get into 'politics' and no need to 'close our eyes'. WE NEED:
      • - Sensitivity
      • - Respect for privacy
      • - Understanding of social and cultural context
      • - Facts and evidence
    • NEW MEDIA CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
      • By documenting a story properly, information can be USED to inform people
      • to create awareness of the problems
      • to communicate and work together to work
      • for a solution
    • OUR PROJECT: WEMEDIATHAILAND
      • Using existing facilities and infrastructure at MFU
      • Share interesting work and materials
      • Create a network of connected and aware people
      • Educate ourselves and others
      • Set up a permanent initiative
    • THE PLAN
      • - Regular Screenings of videos, documentatries and independent productions
      • - Round tables and discussions
      • - Workshops to gain specific skills and learning necessary techniques
      • - A 'Independent Film Festival' event to be held at MFU
    • About Us, at MFU.AC.TH Aj Songsan Udomsilp, Human Rights Advocate, Thailand Aj Banphot, New Media Lecturer Aj Paola Di Maio, Facilitator, Promoter
    • JOIN US
      • BECOME PART OF THE PROJECT
      • IF YOU ARE IN OUR REGION COME AND VISIT US
      • IF YOU ARE FAR AWAY, HOOK UP REMOTELY ON THE INTERNET
      • TELL US WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR US, AND WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU
      • LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION
    • People we want to work with
      • Our Students
      • Witness.org
      • Unesco
      • Technology for change
      • NGOs in the Greater Mekong Basin Region
      • Anyone interested to contribute
    • ITS' ALSO ABOUT YOU
      • Help us make this project happen
      • Contribute ideas, skills, help us connect with others
      • Join the wikispace!
      • www.wethemediathailand.wikispaces.com
      • CONTACT US
      • [email_address]