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Syria's video activists give revolution the upper hand in media war

Syria's video activists give revolution the upper hand in media war | MPCS | Scoop.it
Armed with camera phones activists are posting hundreds of videos on the internet every day documenting the civil war...
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Tunisia’s Graphic Revolution | Free Word Centre

Tunisia’s Graphic Revolution | Free Word Centre | MPCS | Scoop.it
Heather McRobie investigates the graphic novel Sidi Bouzid Kids, and the relationship between art and protest in the revolutionary country of Tunisia.
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With WikiLeaks On Ice, What Has Happened To All Those Digital Whistle-Blowers?

With WikiLeaks On Ice, What Has Happened To All Those Digital Whistle-Blowers? | MPCS | Scoop.it
Before Bradley Manning, the rape allegations, the house arrest, the TV show on RT, and then the Ecuador gambit, WikiLeaks, as an organization and as an idea, was brimming with promise.
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Taking back Palestine's streets: exclusive interview with underground Jerusalem graffiti artist

Taking back Palestine's streets: exclusive interview with underground Jerusalem graffiti artist | MPCS | Scoop.it
"Laila," a pseudonymous underground artist, speaks to The Electronic Intifada about young Palestinians carrying on the revolutionary tradition of political graffiti.
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Robert Fisk: Syrian war of lies and hypocrisy

Robert Fisk: Syrian war of lies and hypocrisy | MPCS | Scoop.it
Has there ever been a Middle Eastern war of such hypocrisy? A war of such cowardice and such mean morality, of such false rhetoric and such public humiliation? I'm not talking about the physical victims of the Syrian tragedy.
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Dangerous Journalism: Where Is it Most Risky to Report?

Dangerous Journalism: Where Is it Most Risky to Report? | MPCS | Scoop.it

Since 1992, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calculates that 918 journalists have been killed, for simply doing their job in the ‘wrong place’ at the wrong time. Top of the list of danger hotspots for journalists is (perhaps not surprisingly) Iraq, with 151 ‘motive confirmed’ killings since 1992. The Philippines exhibit the next highest number of journalist killings with 72, followed by Algeria with 60; Russia with 53, and Colombia with 43 (unexpectedly, Afghanistan trails in at number 10 on the index, with 24).

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Syria: A War Reported By Citizen-Journalists, Social Media

Syria: A War Reported By Citizen-Journalists, Social Media | MPCS | Scoop.it
Public protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad have put Syria’s emerging civil war front page and at the top of the news around the world.
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The Arab World and the Media's Symbiotic Revolutions

The Arab World and the Media's Symbiotic Revolutions | MPCS | Scoop.it
There has been much speculation as to how central a role social media has played in catalyzing the Arab Revolution or the Global Occupy Movement. But little has been discussed about its role in spurring the media revolution.
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I Am Congo

I Am Congo | MPCS | Scoop.it
'I Am Congo', a groundbreaking video series featuring five amazing people living their lives amid the deadliest war in the world.
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Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Journalists Reporting on Gender and Human Rights Issues | Internews

Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Journalists Reporting on Gender and Human Rights Issues | Internews | MPCS | Scoop.it
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Huffington Post Pulitzer winner: ‘You can do great journalism on any platform’ | Poynter.

Huffington Post Pulitzer winner: ‘You can do great journalism on any platform’ | Poynter. | MPCS | Scoop.it

David Wood, who won the Huffington Post’s first Pulitzer Prize today, says it’s a testament to the newsroom’s willingness to let reporters spend time on stories that have an impact.

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Hollywood and the war machine

Hollywood and the war machine | MPCS | Scoop.it
Empire examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex.
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Robert Fisk: The bloody truth about Syria's uncivil war

Robert Fisk: The bloody truth about Syria's uncivil war | MPCS | Scoop.it
A few hours after the ferocious attack on Damascus by the Free Syrian Army began last month, the new Syrian minister of information, Omran Zouhbi, turned on journalists in the capital. "What are you doing here in Damascus?
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Democracy Digest » The Video Revolution

Democracy Digest » The Video Revolution | MPCS | Scoop.it

Not many years ago, citizens of those countries–never mind audiences around the world–would never have been able to watch video images of these events, writes Jane Sasseen. But as the explosion of crowd-sourced footage during the Arab Spring and its aftermath have made clear, global news coverage is in the midst of a crowd-sourced video revolution.

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The poetry of revolution

The poetry of revolution | MPCS | Scoop.it
Tunisia's uprisings were started neither by political action nor a military coup, but by a regime of banners and chants.
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Facebook Shows Off Its Good Side In Aftermath Of Iranian Quakes

Facebook Shows Off Its Good Side In Aftermath Of Iranian Quakes | MPCS | Scoop.it
In the immediate aftermath of the twin earthquakes in Iran that killed more than 300 and left thousands homeless, Facebook emerged as an important tool in mobilizing help for survivors and providin...
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How technology makes us vulnerable - CNN.com

How technology makes us vulnerable - CNN.com | MPCS | Scoop.it
Marc Goodman says every advance in technology carries a risk that criminals and terrorists can exploit it...
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The view from inside Syria's propaganda machine

The view from inside Syria's propaganda machine | MPCS | Scoop.it
A journalist from Syria's pro-government Ikhbariya TV station, who recently defected, tells the BBC's James Reynolds how the regime spins its message.
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Burma’s Media Finding its Voice | The Diplomat

Burma’s Media Finding its Voice | The Diplomat | MPCS | Scoop.it
Amid signs of reform, Burma’s media appears to be being allowed greater freedom. But there are still limits, says one journalist at the center of changes.
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War Songs: Youth Rappers in Eastern Congo | Newsmotion

War Songs: Youth Rappers in Eastern Congo | Newsmotion | MPCS | Scoop.it

One of the only ways Congolese youth find inspiration is through music: rap and hip hop. They listened to it on the local radio, and when the Institute's Internet connection was working, they watched videos on Youtube of American and French rap groups. They said they felt a connection to the music because it is black music sung by blacks from the ghetto, from nowhere. The expression of anger on issues of social justice and rights resonates with them. Their clothing, ghetto celebrity style, started to make more sense.

 

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How To Film Protests: Video Tip Series for Activists at Occupy Wall Street, in Syria and Beyond : Video For Change

How To Film Protests: Video Tip Series for Activists at Occupy Wall Street, in Syria and Beyond : Video For Change | MPCS | Scoop.it
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