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New media and development

  1. 1. NEW MEDIA AND DEVELOPMENTThet Aung
  2. 2. What is New Media?  New media  Web 2.0 (social media, Internet, blog) CD- Rom  New media  Social media Example Blogs now exist on a vast array of topics, from the latest electronic gadgets to books and movies to sex and politics.1* Encyclopædia Britannica, 20101*."blog." Encyclopædia Britannica. Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago:
  3. 3. Why?  importance of interaction, the consumer and the community. 2*  The term emphasizes the idea that as a collective it can have as much impact as any traditional media platform.2*2* Wave 3 Universal McCann http://www.goviral.com/articles/wave_3_20080403093750.pdf
  4. 4. Example Quiz Match topic and country flag and answer WHY? Women Blog Online Politics4* Flags from Encyclopædia Britannica, 2010
  5. 5. Saudi Women Blog  6,200,000 Internet users in Saudi Arabia (2008)5* "Women are blogging like never before. However, a common perception is that female bloggers tend to blog more about personal matters while male bloggers write about serious issues like politics and economic." ~Saudi Gazette "Female bloggers in the Kingdom mostly blog about family matters, about how being a woman affects their living in Saudi Arabia, and about the issues that frustrate them." ~Tara Umm Omar, Saudi blogger interviewed by the Saudi Gazette5* Data from http://www.internetworldstats.com/me/sa.htm
  6. 6. Saudi Women Blog Saudi women view blogging as a:  Daily journal  Outlet for personal expression and venting  Venue for serious discussion of troubling issues They blog on topics including:  Literature  Arts  Social Issues  Personal Stories  Politics public voice for women who do not often have one in3*New Media and Development Communication website, Fall 2008, Columbia SIPA, Professor Anne Nelson society.http://www.columbia.edu/itc/sipa/nelson/newmediadev/home.html
  7. 7. Expression and Idea Sharing  The increase of the female blogosphere in Saudi Arabia has created a new culture of women active in expressing their viewpoints and sharing ideas.  express their views in society(Political/homosexuals)  felt safe talking about their views  blog as a mixture of personal story and political views3*
  8. 8. Censorship Saudi Eve‟s blog  posts on love and religion  written in both Arabic and English  The Saudi government has blocked access to her blog in 2008 http://www.internet.gov.sa/learn-the-web/guides/content-filtering-in-saudi- arabia3*
  9. 9. Blogging in English  I blog in English because I cant type in Arabic and I am too lazy to learn  I feel like talking about it, in English, so it can be read in the furthest reaches of the planet.  Bloggers in English have more freedom since these blogs are less likely to fall under intense scrutiny by the monitoring agencies3*
  10. 10. Online Politics in China  Environment: the Internet usersabove chart of the Internet usage in China by CNNIC(China Internet Network Information Center) above chart of estimated user in China by "China to overtake US in number of Internet users in 2009" by Jeremy Reimer
  11. 11. Techonology  Development of online social networks3*
  12. 12. Passion  Willingness to promote online politicsIn a day, more than 2 million Chinese people put a red heart in front of their MSNnicknames to show their support for Olympics.3*
  13. 13. Passion Anti-CNN.com was established by Jin Rao, a 23-year- old Chinese student The lies and distortions of facts from the Western media concerning the 2008 Tibetan unrest “collect, classify, and exhibit the misbehaviors of Western media.”http://www.anti-cnn.com/forum/en/
  14. 14. Passion  The Facebook Page of the Prime Minister of PRC3*
  15. 15. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  The Official Blog - Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran http://www.ahmadinejad.ir4* Flags from Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010
  16. 16. Migrant Workers in UAE Internet Projects Concerning Migrant Workers in the UAE  Mafiwasta is an important blog concerning workers rights in the UAE. Mafiwasta.com Migrant Rights is another blog drawing attention to the issue of migrants in the region. This is the Facebook page highlighting concern for the plight of migrant workers, particularly in the construction sector, Dubais Dirty Little Secret Another Facebook page calling for Minimum Wage for Construction Workers in the UAE.3*
  17. 17. New Media and Violence Jarret M. Brachman. High-Tech Terror: Al-Qaeda‟s Use of New Technology: a review by the Director of Research at the Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy. Josh Goldstein and Juliana Rotich. Digitally Networked Technologies in Kenyas Post-Election Crisis: a summary of the positive and negative uses of new media in post-election Kenya. Marc Lacey. “Exploiting Real Fears With „Virtual Kidnappings.‟” New York Times, 29 April 2008: an explanation of Mexicos mobile phone-based kidnapping trend. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, “Text Messages Used To Incite Violence in Kenya,” NPR News: first-hand accounts of violent SMS messaging in post-election Kenya. Ushahidi: Ushahidi is a platform for crowdsourcing crisis information by allowing anyone to submit reports via mobile phone, email or web form. It has been used in Kenya to report post-election violence and to collect stories of peace heroes during the same period. It has also been implemented in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  18. 18. Myanmar? Development and New media
  19. 19. Noticeable for Myanmar Protest Nargis 2010? Various LNGO, CBO
  20. 20. Trends  Local content revolution  Growing power of the mobile  Rapidly growing number of Internet users  PC penetration rate  Decrease Internet cost per hour  Governments reactSocial Media and a New Model of Civic Engagement, Thet Aung, BarCamp Yangon
  21. 21. Why you should do?  More space for people voices  Young people practice Freedom of expression and debate about politics, health and anything  Social change in Myanmar could bring by ICT mean of new mediaThe role of new media in social change of Myanmar, 2009, Thet Aung,
  22. 22. What can you do?The role of new media in social change of Myanmar, 2009, Thet Aung,
  23. 23. Where should we start? Assessing Existing Resources  Human Resources  Electrical Requirements  Telephony  Housing and Hardware  Internet Technologies 3*3* New Media and Development Communication website, Fall 2008, Columbia SIPA, Professor Anne Nelsonhttp://www.columbia.edu/itc/sipa/nelson/newmediadev/home.html
  24. 24. What can you do? Personal life Your community Your Country Regional Global issues
  25. 25. Thanks Q&A Thet Aung Managing Director Kant Kaw Education Centre thetaung@kantkaw.com www.kantkaw.com

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