WeMedia Lab Thailand Video Incubator at MFU in Chiang Rai August 2007 Slides by PDM
About 'We Media Too' <ul><li>We The Media Lab initiative was started during a conference held in London about 'citizens' m...
What is 'we  media'? <ul><li>It's about new technologies allowing anyone to contribute to the information cycle   IN REAL ...
Journalism is about: <ul><li>looking for the truth </li></ul><ul><li>framing a good story </li></ul><ul><li>getting the ne...
Good Information is About <ul><li>Clear (Easily Understood) </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate (No factual mistakes) </li></ul><ul...
Why a Video Incubator? <ul><li>In the world, not many people have the gift of 'good writing'. But everyone can tell a stor...
Pictures are worth a thousand words <ul><li>Today, even mobile phones have camera and video capabilities </li></ul><ul><li...
Media Studies <ul><li>In Universities today, we teach new media. Our students learn how to use a camera, the software, how...
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT <ul><li>Social issues can be controversial . No need to get into 'politics' and no need to 'close ...
NEW MEDIA CAN CHANGE THE WORLD <ul><li>By documenting a story properly, information can be USED to inform people </li></ul...
OUR PROJECT:   WEMEDIATHAILAND <ul><li>Using existing facilities and infrastructure at MFU  </li></ul><ul><li>Share intere...
THE PLAN <ul><li>- Regular Screenings of videos, documentatries and independent productions </li></ul><ul><li>-  Round tab...
About Us, at MFU.AC.TH Aj Songsan Udomsilp, Human Rights Advocate, Thailand Aj Banphot, New Media Lecturer Aj Paola Di Mai...
ADD YOUR NAME AND PICTURE HERE
JOIN US <ul><li>BECOME PART OF THE PROJECT </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU ARE IN OUR REGION COME AND VISIT US </li></ul><ul><li>...
People we want to work with <ul><li>Our Students </li></ul><ul><li>Witness.org </li></ul><ul><li>Unesco </li></ul><ul><li>...
ITS' ALSO ABOUT YOU <ul><li>Help us make this project happen </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute ideas, skills, help us connect w...
 
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  1. 1. WeMedia Lab Thailand Video Incubator at MFU in Chiang Rai August 2007 Slides by PDM
  2. 2. About 'We Media Too' <ul><li>We The Media Lab initiative was started during a conference held in London about 'citizens' media' co-sponsored by BBC and Reuters in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>The 'WeMEDIA Too' ideas were started </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is 'we media'? <ul><li>It's about new technologies allowing anyone to contribute to the information cycle IN REAL TIME without technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>It's about sharing connections and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>For examples, using blogs, wikis, online discussion groups and other new media </li></ul>
  4. 4. Journalism is about: <ul><li>looking for the truth </li></ul><ul><li>framing a good story </li></ul><ul><li>getting the news </li></ul><ul><li>accuracy vs speed of reporting, </li></ul><ul><li>fact checking </li></ul><ul><li>good writing (a matter of choice?) </li></ul><ul><li>understanding the context and culture </li></ul><ul><li>ethics and professional conduct </li></ul><ul><li>taking risks and exposing oneself to the public </li></ul>
  5. 5. Good Information is About <ul><li>Clear (Easily Understood) </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate (No factual mistakes) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Timely/Current/Durable </li></ul><ul><li>Unbiased/Impartial </li></ul><ul><li>Verifiable (Supported by evidence) </li></ul><ul><li>More... </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why a Video Incubator? <ul><li>In the world, not many people have the gift of 'good writing'. But everyone can tell a story, using their own words and some pictures </li></ul><ul><li>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?) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pictures are worth a thousand words <ul><li>Today, even mobile phones have camera and video capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Try it yourself today! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Media Studies <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  9. 9. HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT <ul><li>Social issues can be controversial . No need to get into 'politics' and no need to 'close our eyes'. WE NEED: </li></ul><ul><li>- Sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>- Respect for privacy </li></ul><ul><li>- Understanding of social and cultural context </li></ul><ul><li>- Facts and evidence </li></ul>
  10. 10. NEW MEDIA CAN CHANGE THE WORLD <ul><li>By documenting a story properly, information can be USED to inform people </li></ul><ul><li>to create awareness of the problems </li></ul><ul><li>to communicate and work together to work </li></ul><ul><li>for a solution </li></ul>
  11. 11. OUR PROJECT: WEMEDIATHAILAND <ul><li>Using existing facilities and infrastructure at MFU </li></ul><ul><li>Share interesting work and materials </li></ul><ul><li>Create a network of connected and aware people </li></ul><ul><li>Educate ourselves and others </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a permanent initiative </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE PLAN <ul><li>- Regular Screenings of videos, documentatries and independent productions </li></ul><ul><li>- Round tables and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>- Workshops to gain specific skills and learning necessary techniques </li></ul><ul><li>- A 'Independent Film Festival' event to be held at MFU </li></ul>
  13. 13. About Us, at MFU.AC.TH Aj Songsan Udomsilp, Human Rights Advocate, Thailand Aj Banphot, New Media Lecturer Aj Paola Di Maio, Facilitator, Promoter
  14. 14. ADD YOUR NAME AND PICTURE HERE
  15. 15. JOIN US <ul><li>BECOME PART OF THE PROJECT </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU ARE IN OUR REGION COME AND VISIT US </li></ul><ul><li>IF YOU ARE FAR AWAY, HOOK UP REMOTELY ON THE INTERNET </li></ul><ul><li>TELL US WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR US, AND WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION </li></ul>
  16. 16. People we want to work with <ul><li>Our Students </li></ul><ul><li>Witness.org </li></ul><ul><li>Unesco </li></ul><ul><li>Technology for change </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs in the Greater Mekong Basin Region </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone interested to contribute </li></ul>
  17. 17. ITS' ALSO ABOUT YOU <ul><li>Help us make this project happen </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute ideas, skills, help us connect with others </li></ul><ul><li>Join the wikispace! </li></ul><ul><li>www.wethemediathailand.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>CONTACT US </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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