Group 2 live presentation on Bambuser

by m11p0072 on March 27, 2012

Group 2 will have their presentation here on Tuesday 27 March 2012 at 15:00 (Swedish time).

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Examples of governmental use of new media

by kf08175 on March 26, 2012

As described in the section Governmental Approaches:

Governments in democratic countries relate to all media with the dual role to

1) enable the inhabitants efficient governance, transparency and information directly by producing media products or via media actors, and

2) implement a regulative framework that promotes democratic values including Freedom of Expression yet recognizing aspects of concerns related to it (LaRue 2012).

Here are some European examples of how governments 1) enable the inhabitants efficient governance, transparency and information directly by producing media products or via media actors.

 DirectGov – All public services all in one place. (UK). http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm

 DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Open aid – Sweden’s aid open and collected in one place. A Swedish public site for information and transparency regarding international development cooperation. The site provides information and public exchange via email, blog, Facebook, Twitter, RSS etc:

http://www.openaid.se/en

 HEALTH

The National Health Services: The UK public health service on-line:

www.nhs.co.uk

1177.se and UMO.se are two national public health sites with possibility to phone in, comment, write feedback, ask medical questions anonymously and receive both medical and rights based information. The content is produced in close cooperation with patient and medical stakeholders, and information is presented in text, still photo, various forms of film and audio-files. Phone-applications are also being provided, such as for understanding changes during pregnancy week by week:

www.1177.se

and  www.umo.se for youth

Below is an example of a film at 1177.se encouraging people to exercise. The program is developed by the project manager (Kristin Olson) with a specific interest to appeal to newly arrived immigrants, pensioners and parents with young children. These groups are identified as less motivated to go to a public gym and/or having less money to spare on it:

http://www.1177.se/Stockholm/Tema/Liv-och-halsa/Motion-och-rorelse/Film-Trana-hemma-lang-version/

THE COSTS FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

In most countries, the public costs for information and transparency are discussed in relation to the costs for the respective services they inform about, such as health. Here is an example of such a discussion from the UK:

http://www.publicservice.co.uk/feature_story.asp?id=18790

 
 
 

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Resources on FoE and Internet

March 26, 2012

As described in the section Governmental Approaches: Governments in democratic countries relate to all media with the dual role to 1) enable the inhabitants efficient governance, transparency and information directly by producing media products or via media actors, and 2) implement a regulative framework that promotes democratic values including Freedom of Expression (FoE) yet recognizing aspects of […]

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Access to ICTs: World maps

March 25, 2012

Click on the maps for an overview of access to internet (map1) and mobile phone subscribers in the world  (map2). Map 1: access to internet (for reference)   Map 2: mobile phone subscribers per 100 individuals (for reference) For more information on ICT access and the digital divide please go to page: Accessibilty to E-advocacy […]

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Flash Mob in Cairo 2011

March 25, 2012

Here is an example showing the Rehab City – Cairo Flash Mob Freeze staged on March 25th 2011. Read more about Flash mobs in the page Tactical Media.

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World Press Freedom Map

March 25, 2012

Please click on the map below that shows the situation of press freedom in the world in 2009. For further infomation please visit page: Governmental Approaches Press Freedom in the World 2009 (For Map Reference)

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