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Dec-28-2012
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Left: A cartoon by Peter Steiner, published by The New Yorker on 5 July 1993 Right: A cartoon by Merlyna Lim, 2012

Apr-24-2012
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Lim, M. (2012), Clicks, Cabs, and Coffee Houses: Social Media and Oppositional Movements in Egypt, 2004–2011. Journal of Communication, 62: 231–248. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01628.x Abstract: To deepen our understanding of the relationship between social media and political change during the Egyptian uprising of early 2011, events in Tahrir Square must be situated in a larger context  [ Read More ]

Jan-22-2012
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Based on “Media Concentration” section in the Indonesian Media Report I posted earlier, I generated several maps of media concentration below. The updated section can be downloadable from here.

Jan-13-2012
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Available online: Puddephatt, A. et al (2011) “A New Frontier, An Old Landscape” Global Partners &Associates. p.s. my chapter here is a much shorter version of @crossroads: Democratization & Corporatization of Media in Indonesia The internet and mobile phones have opened up new horizons for communications – providing new opportunities to promote a vibrant public interest  [ Read More ]

Oct-17-2011
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The return of freedom of expression to Indonesian society and the rapid infiltration of the market economy are the two main elements that have influenced media development in Indonesia since May 1998 in the reformasi era. The rejection of the former authoritarian rule of the Suharto regime by Indonesian society was profound and led to  [ Read More ]

May-9-2011
Dec-11-2010
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Please find below the slide-show of my presentation at the Our Common Future Conference (Hannover-Essen, Germany, 2-6 November 2010) entitled “The Internet for Development: Bridging the Divide or Dividing the Bridge?” .prezi-player { width: 550px; } .prezi-player-links { text-align: center; } The Internet for Development on Prezi

Nov-7-2010
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by Robert Poe Su Braden, a freelance television producer/direction from the UK, worked as a consultant in Africa for Television Trust for the Environment (TVE) between 1990 and 1992.  Currently she heads the first masters course in Britain to offer studies in the theory and practice of television and video for development (at the University  [ Read More ]

Oct-11-2010
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by Robert Poe For many scholars, the goal of good research is to help us generalize findings and be able to apply them to future circumstances.  In other words, good research is valuable because it can help us predict the outcome of future events in contexts similar to those of established research.  This, however, is  [ Read More ]

Sep-29-2010
Empowerment-Zone

by Robert Poe In an overview of the Ford Foundation’s Advancing Public Interest Media sponsored projects (available in their websites), there exists a clear narrative of empowerment professed by most of the grantees. Whether this empowerment is to come through workshops or a more direct implementation of community media, in the form of community radio  [ Read More ]

Sep-29-2010
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by Merlyna Lim Why do community need public interest media? What is public interest media? What kind of media that represents community’s need? What are major barriers in developing public interest media? These are among some main questions emerged in the first Citizen Forum I held at Jogja National Museum in Yogyakarta (sponsored by the  [ Read More ]

Aug-12-2010
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by Robert Poe In the most general sense, I think any public/community media project needs to be preceded by a critical understanding of both the local community politics and the specific technologies used. The proliferation of concepts such as connectivity, distributed networks, non-hierarchical organization, open access, etc. are taken easily to be self-evident within any  [ Read More ]

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