ict4peace: beyond the hype

sanjana hattotuwa
TEDGlobal Fellow
sri lanka
systemic problems

• Post-war violence and repression still high


• Violence against independent media and critical disse...
my work from sri lanka
ict4peace blog
ict4peace.wordpress.com
imparting new media skills to media
http://www.slideshare.net/yajitha/presentations
helping mainstream media leverage new media
one text peace negotiations platform
http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/one-text-negotiations-and-collaboration-pla...
monitoring election violence
cmev.wordpress.com
monitoring election violence
cmev.wordpress.com


                               Facebook, Flickr, Podcasts, Twitter
monitoring election violence
cmev.wordpress.com
the politics of remembrance
www.neveragainsl.tv
human rights monitoring
mainstream media monitoring
www.cpalanka.org/mediamonitoring
mainstream media monitoring
www.cpalanka.org/mediamonitoring
helping CSOs and NGOs use new media
www.vimeo.com/cpa
helping rural communities leverage new media
http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/from-community-radio-to-internet-ra...
visualising peacebuilding
http://www.insightonconflict.org/conflicts/sri-lanka
groundviews
www.groundviews.org
groundviews: end of war special edition
http://www.groundviews.org/category/issues/end-of-war-special-edition



         ...
groundviews: civility code
so what’s the big deal?

• ICTs help bear witness, in a country with a regime that seeks to erase
  inconvenient truths an...
the future is anchored to and underpinned by

• Geo-location and geo-referencing via Google Maps, Bing etc


• New media a...
the enduring challenges will be

• Privacy, in the age of Facebook


• Culture and context, actors and process, physical v...
thank you
sanjanah@gmail.com
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  1. 1. ict4peace: beyond the hype sanjana hattotuwa TEDGlobal Fellow
  2. 2. sri lanka
  3. 3. systemic problems • Post-war violence and repression still high • Violence against independent media and critical dissent • 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
  4. 4. my work from sri lanka
  5. 5. ict4peace blog ict4peace.wordpress.com
  6. 6. imparting new media skills to media http://www.slideshare.net/yajitha/presentations
  7. 7. helping mainstream media leverage new media
  8. 8. one text peace negotiations platform http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/one-text-negotiations-and-collaboration-platform-in-sri-lanka
  9. 9. monitoring election violence cmev.wordpress.com
  10. 10. monitoring election violence cmev.wordpress.com Facebook, Flickr, Podcasts, Twitter
  11. 11. monitoring election violence cmev.wordpress.com
  12. 12. the politics of remembrance www.neveragainsl.tv
  13. 13. human rights monitoring
  14. 14. mainstream media monitoring www.cpalanka.org/mediamonitoring
  15. 15. mainstream media monitoring www.cpalanka.org/mediamonitoring
  16. 16. helping CSOs and NGOs use new media www.vimeo.com/cpa
  17. 17. helping rural communities leverage new media http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/from-community-radio-to-internet-radio-mobiles-and-narrow- casting-new-models-for-enduring-needs
  18. 18. visualising peacebuilding http://www.insightonconflict.org/conflicts/sri-lanka
  19. 19. groundviews www.groundviews.org
  20. 20. groundviews: end of war special edition http://www.groundviews.org/category/issues/end-of-war-special-edition From 19 – 27 May 2010, Groundviews ran a special edition on the end of war in Sri Lanka. Over this week alone, the site received over forty thousand readers and exclusively featured over eighty thousand words of original content, one video premiere, over a dozen photos, generating over one hundred and fifty thousand words of commentary. Tens of thousands more have read and commented on this content since, making the special edition a sui generis archive of intelligent debate, incisive critique and vital perspectives that mainstream media in Sri Lanka, even post- war, is too fearful to feature.
  21. 21. groundviews: civility code
  22. 22. so what’s the big deal? • ICTs help bear witness, in a country with a regime that seeks to erase inconvenient truths and kill those who document them. • Less about hype (e.g. regime change) more about documentation, narration, archival, strategic dissemination, capacity building, knowledge creation, oral testimonies • ICTs help advocacy. Web visualisations help render complex challenges in a manner that nourishes understanding, review and action. • ICTs help human rights. Ordinary citizens can bear witness. • ICTs help communities and individuals, marginalised in mainstream media and politics, create their own media and tell their stories, as they wish.
  23. 23. the future is anchored to and underpinned by • Geo-location and geo-referencing via Google Maps, Bing etc • New media and Web 2.0 technologies, including social networking • Mobiles, and especially smartphones • Broadband, especially wireless • Interoperable ODR systems / data portability initiatives
  24. 24. the enduring challenges will be • Privacy, in the age of Facebook • Culture and context, actors and process, physical vs. virtual • Transforming investments on PC based platforms, to mobile based platforms • Engendering the political will to transform complex conflict • The emphasis on the process, as opposed to the technology - people as opposed to the platform
  25. 25. thank you sanjanah@gmail.com
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