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ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype
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ICT4Peace - Beyond the Hype

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Presentation on ICT4Peace given to Southern Methodist University (SMU).

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  • 1. ict4peace: beyond the hype Sanjana Hattotuwa Editor, Groundviews (www.groundviews.org) Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2. sri lanka
  • 3. ict4peace in sri lanka
  • 4. systemic problems • Inadequate vernacular content and rendering capabilities • Uneven broadband connectivity / infrastructure • Lack of skilled human resources • Post-war violence and repression still high • Legacy of 30 years of war: Communal distrust, no reconciliation, no political settlement, continued militarisation, national security mindset, repressive government, on-going censorship, poor rule of law, un-constitutional governance
  • 5. conflict transformation • A process of engaging with and transforming relationships, interests, discourses and, if necessary, the very constitution of society that supports the continuation of violent conflict • CT argues against giving primacy to settlements • Conflict is never resolved, but transformed to the non-violent negotiation of differences
  • 6. my mantras • ICT in peacebuilding needs to be self-effacing. • ICT must build social capital, and invest in societal frameworks that empower local communities to grapple with conflict in non-violent ways. • Technology itself should not be the cynosure, but what is achieved through it.
  • 7. real world challenges for ict4peace • Is technology a guarantee of a better process? • Is technology neutral? • How does one determine trust online? • How do you create inter-cultural dispute resolution systems? • What are the problems of access and publishing content (the Great Wall of China, the Middle East)? • How can technology help peace processes?
  • 8. examples from around the world
  • 9. facebook in egypt • In most countries in the Arab world, Facebook is now one of the 10 most- visited Web sites, and in Egypt it ranks third, after Google and Yahoo. • About one in nine Egyptians has Internet access, and around 9 percent of that group are on Facebook — a total of almost 800,000 members. • April 6 Youth Movement, a group of 70,000 mostly young and educated Egyptians, most of whom had never been involved with politics before joining the group.
  • 10. facebook in egypt
  • 11. pro-democracy movement in iran
  • 12. dispute resolution in afghanistan http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/the-mobile-phone-jirga-supporting-rule-of-law-in-afghanistan-with-odr/
  • 13. breaking language barriers Translation Technology: Breaking the language Barrier, http://www.darpa.mil/ Docs/DARPA_language_200807180909251.pdf
  • 14. augmenting and augmented reality
  • 15. visualising trauma in sudan through google earth
  • 16. visualising disasters through google maps
  • 17. ushahidi to map peace
  • 18. ushahidi in the world’s largest elections
  • 19. mobile ring tones for activism http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust/whatwedo/where/asia/india/2008/04/080806_india_gates_condomcondom_video.shtml
  • 20. bearing witness to violence http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2009/08/090827_world_stories_new_media_kashmir.shtml
  • 21. bearing witness to violence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkiyBVytRQ&feature=player_embedded
  • 22. tsa blog: designed conflict resolution?
  • 23. mobile phones for human rights http://www.newtactics.org/en/blog/new-tactics/using-mobile-phones-action
  • 24. my work from sri lanka
  • 25. one text peace negotiations platform
  • 26. monitoring election violence
  • 27. monitoring election violence
  • 28. mainstream media monitoring
  • 29. helping CSOs and NGOs use new media
  • 30. helping mainstream media leverage new media
  • 31. helping rural communities leverage new media
  • 32. helping rural communities leverage new media
  • 33. visualising peacebuilding
  • 34. groundviews: award-winning citizen journalism
  • 35. groundviews: crowd-sourced investigative journalism
  • 36. groundviews: civility
  • 37. vikalpa
  • 38. vikalpa youtube channel
  • 39. podcasts
  • 40. human rights monitoring
  • 41. twitter to get more perspectives
  • 42. underlying tech
  • 43. facebook and social networking • More than 400 million active users • More than 60 million status updates posted each day • More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month • More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week • More than 3.5 million events created each month • More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook • More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages on Facebook • Pages have created more than 5.3 billion fans
  • 44. telepresence from cisco
  • 45. telepresence for the rest of us
  • 46. wireless broadband www.ustream.tv www.bambuser.com
  • 47. online identity management
  • 48. mobile phone growth
  • 49. geo-location (combined with social networking / mobiles)
  • 50. measuring veracity & redefining trust
  • 51. doctored images http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/sarah-palin-and-the-veracity-of-information-on-the-web
  • 52. redefining trust models • Privacy concerns over Facebook, Google Buzz in 2010. • New technologies will redefine privacy, disclosure, confidentiality, “common sense” and trust models. • A combination of virtual and real-world ODR and peacebuilding processes will redefine models of participation and representation.
  • 53. Thank you

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