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Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia | International Documentary Association

Serious Games: Changing the World with Transmedia | International Documentary Association | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it

The eighth annual Games for Change symposium, conducted in New York City, June 20-22 at New York University's Skirball Center, showcased the major players and initiatives of the emerging social impact gaming movement. An authentic and functional execution of media convergence, social impact gaming fuses gaming, online interactivity and social media to achieve positive real world outcomes; so naturally, Games for Change included a keynote address from former US Vice President Al Gore. Asi Burak, creator of the groundbreaking game Peacemaker and co-president of Games for Change with Michelle Byrd, maintains, "Featuring Vice President Al Gore as the festival's keynote set the tone that games are mainstream and that games for social change and learning make all the sense in the world." Gore clearly concurred, observing that "People need play, and the potential of gaming combined with social interchange media is huge. The question is, Can games change unsatisfying reality?"


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Trayvon Martin case sparks dialogue on racial inequality, meaning of justice – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

"The teen, who was walking to the house of his father's fiancée in Sanford, Florida, with a drink and Skittles in hand, was shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who had called police to report suspicious activity. If you had looked on February 26, it would have been hard to find much discussion or major national coverage about the shooting."


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The Proudest Queen of Purim | Backstory Blog

The Proudest Queen of Purim | Backstory Blog | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
The Proudest Queen of Purim | Backstory Blog | Human Rights Campaign http://t.co/9JIrPnoo via @HRC...
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Syrian 'Citizen Journalists' Use Social Media to Spread News Restricted by ... - Voice of America

Syrian 'Citizen Journalists' Use Social Media to Spread News Restricted by ... - Voice of America | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Syrian 'Citizen Journalists' Use Social Media to Spread News Restricted by ...Voice of America11 March 2012 Syrian 'Citizen Journalists' Use Social Media to Spread News Restricted by Government TO DOWNLOAD the MP3 of this story, click on the MP3...
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UN group under fire for keeping Syria on human rights panel - Fox News

UN group under fire for keeping Syria on human rights panel - Fox News | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Fox NewsUN group under fire for keeping Syria on human rights panelFox NewsUS officials slammed the United Nations cultural agency Thursday after it declined to boot Syria from its human rights committee, despite adopting a resolution condemning the...
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Moscow police must investigate attacks on journalists - Committee to Protect Journalists

Moscow police must investigate attacks on journalists - Committee to Protect Journalists | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
New York, March 7, 2012--A reporter covering a post-election protest in Moscow suffered a concussion after being assaulted by police, the most serious of at least three attacks on journalists reporting on demonstrations on Monday, news reports said.
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Egyptian blogger Aliaa Elmahdy: Why I posed naked | Lipstick Revolt

Egyptian blogger Aliaa Elmahdy: Why I posed naked | Lipstick Revolt | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
#LipstickRevolt: Egyptian blogger Aliaa Elmahdy: Why I posed naked http://t.co/JOh5CGQV #Human_Rights #Politics...
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Birth Control Is Not a Women's Issue: It's a Human Right - Salon (blog)

Birth Control Is Not a Women's Issue: It's a Human Right - Salon (blog) | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Birth Control Is Not a Women's Issue: It's a Human RightSalon (blog)Preventing pregnancy isn'ta women's issue, it's a human right; and one men want as much as women.
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Bahrain to Amnesty International: No Weekend Visits Allowed

Bahrain to Amnesty International: No Weekend Visits Allowed | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
What is Bahrain trying to hide from Amnesty observers?
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Afghan women's rights may be lost in Taliban peace deal, lawmakers warn

Afghan women's rights may be lost in Taliban peace deal, lawmakers warn | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Afghanistan's government appears to be scaling back its support for women's rights to advance peace talks with the Taliban ahead of the withdrawal of foreign troops, Afghan lawmakers and human-rights activists warned Tuesday.
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International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Video: Iranian cinema under siege...

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Video: Iranian cinema under siege... | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has released a short video highlighting the plight of Iranian cinema. The video, “Iranian Cinema Under Siege” features Hamid Dabashi, professor at Columbia University, ...
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Civil and Human Rights Groups Blast FCC on Minority Media Ownership - Civilrights.org

Civil and Human Rights Groups Blast FCC on Minority Media Ownership - Civilrights.org | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Civil and Human Rights Groups Blast FCC on Minority Media OwnershipCivilrights.orgWASHINGTON, DC – A coalition of national civil and human rights organizations is condemning a Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to allow further consolidation...
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How mobile broadband can transform Africa

How mobile broadband can transform Africa | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Mobile broadband can transform education, health and banking in Africa, says secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union.

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Guardian says open journalism is the only way forward | GigaOm

Guardian says open journalism is the only way forward | GigaOm | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it

"[O]pen journalism is not something The Guardian is trying to make happen. It is something that is happening to journalism and The Guardian is realising it. In this case, The Guardian is breaking ground by realising the power of adapting to the changes that we are creating."

That’s a pretty good way of describing the reality of the media business today, and one Rusbridger would probably agree with. It’s not like the Guardian suddenly decided that open journalism was a great marketing slogan, or the surest path to generating ad revenue (something that isn’t entirely clear, as more than one critic pointed out in the wake of its advertising campaign). Instead, Rusbridger has made it plain that he sees it as the most reasonable response to what is happening to the industry — and ultimately a better approach than putting up walls to try and recreate the old scarcity that media entities of all kinds used to rely on.


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Human Rights: U.S. Soldier Massacres 16 Afghan Civilians Including Women And ... - The Daily Activist

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The Daily ActivistHuman Rights: U.S. Soldier Massacres 16 Afghan Civilians Including Women And ...The Daily ActivistHuman Rights – The void between the US and Afghanistan has widened this weekend with the murder of 16 Afghan civilians by an...
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Social media has the power to misinform but it can also provide tools to save lives

Social media has the power to misinform but it can also provide tools to save lives | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Social media has the power to misinform but it can also provide tools to save lives (Social media has the power to misinform but it can also provide tools to save lives http://t.co/UPId9ilt #socialmedia...)...
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Internet access: a human right - DAWN.com

Internet access: a human rightDAWN.comPakistan's luddite politicians may not realise this, but in the 21st century, the freedom of the Internet is a gauge of a country's genuine commitment to democracy and human rights (lest we forget, the United ...
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Efforts to arrest Joseph Kony must respect human rights | Amnesty ...

Efforts to arrest Joseph Kony must respect human rights | Amnesty ... | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
The Lords Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.
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Should We Be Making #Kony Famous?

Make Kony Famous! - Is the slick online campaign to bring brutal African despot Joseph Kony to justice MTV-style activism or the beginning of a new age for people power??
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Human Rights Council - Internet Freedom

UNOHCHR -- 1 March 2012 - Addressing a panel on freedom of expression on the internet at the UN Human Rights Council, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay said ...
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Human Rights Commission not for Gay Rights. | Truly African

The human Rights Commission has dispelled the media reports indicating that the commission is in support of gay rights. Commission spokesperson Samuel Kas...
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United Nations Webcast - 56th session of CSW: Panel 5 – Engaging young women and men, girls and boys, to advance gender equality

Fifty-Sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (27 February - 9 March 2012)
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/56sess.htm

Panel 5 on the emerging issue.
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The GIMP is all that is nessecary - A Dialogue With My 86-year-old Grandmother About LGBT Rights & Marriage Equality

The GIMP is all that is nessecary - A Dialogue With My 86-year-old Grandmother About LGBT Rights & Marriage Equality | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
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Saudi Women Buckle Up for Their Human Rights | Human Rights ...

Saudi Women Buckle Up for Their Human Rights | Human Rights ... | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Having recently won the right to vote, Saudi women activists now are driving to end discrimination and demand all of their human rights.
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Letter from Islamic states reveals stark opposition to gay human rights | Gay Star News

Letter from Islamic states reveals stark opposition to gay human rights | Gay Star News | Human Rights & Media | Scoop.it
Fifty-six Islamic states refuse to acknowledge gay rights are human rights in a letter to the UN (56 countries to boycott @UN's historic LGBT rights panel this Wednesday http://t.co/JbclRsFk...)...
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