Monthly Archives: October, 2015
Aspiration is a key capacity
Ellie Rennie (2006), in her book Community Media: A Global Introduction she argues that community media are tend to work when entirely run by the community according to their own systems and imperatives. However it is not so simple as we might think. Often Global South’s community media work under legal systems or regimes that might be […]
Internet Censorship and New Political Power of the People Using the Web
Shirky (2010) stresses how people can make use of Social Media for democratic action. What happens if such political freedom gained through the Web 2.0 is censored, has been shown in the case of instant messaging being taken down and later the entire mobile Internet being put down by the government for days in the […]
Digital India – ICT as a Public Policy for Development?
Digital India, the government agenda to improve India’s ICT infrastructure on a national level, is a top-down approach for development or as the government website states: The program is meant to build a basic infrastructure across India as the following YouTube video implies: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGeE34gLpwI[/youtube] Still, only implementing new ICTs and infrastructure won’t help the […]