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  • 1. ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN DIGITAL WORLD Nader-Taghizadeh University of Nicosia
  • 2. Content  Manufactured world of media  Media literacy and Responsibilities of the government  Positive informative aspect of the media
  • 3. Manufactured world of media  Who owns the media?  In what extend authority should control or own media? Or do they have to control at all?  People usually believe to those who appear on media  Media owners are rich individuals in most of the countries but …  In some other countries (middle east) the authority owns the media
  • 4.  Almost in every country media are influenced by politicians I am quiet sure that you are very familiar with these information
  • 5.  The power of media  Manipulation of mind and etc… But do you think everyone else in other part of the world have the same opportunity to have access to free information?
  • 6. The answer is No, they don’t… In most of the countries such as China, Korea, Iran, media is highly controlled by the authority this doesn’t mean that people are not willing to receive information but they don’t have access
  • 7. Agenda setting in media  Selective information  Predefined images  Emphasize on certain issues (for example election)  Exaggeration of facts and sensitizing events To sell info and manipulate people’s mind
  • 8. What we need? Content analysis of media If we dig deep into contents of any media source We will find many interesting results about manipulated contents.
  • 9. But…  How public can distinguish real facts from fake or exaggerated news?  How many percent of people believe the media? What class? What age group? What gender?  US. Hikers arrested in Iran-spy or not?
  • 10. Media literacy and responsibility of the Government  According to [T.McGolagle(p.4)] a coherent rationale could be developed if government were priorities the three P’s of sound “public policy”.  Provision of media education for all their citizens;  Participation of all their citizens in social, cultural and economical activities,  And protection of all citizens in need (either because of their age, disabilities or their income).
  • 11. Technology growth & access to info  Revolutionary movements in recent years     were result of interconnected networks in global village Smart phones Social media Satellites interne But issues are very complex
  • 12. it means  More access to info  More education  Breaking traditional taboos
  • 13.  Revolutions/changes  Occupied buffer zone in Nicosia  Wall street strike  Arab spring  Various movements in Iran