Media representations: who wins and who loses?

It becomes visible that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) represent the fastest, broadest and deepest technical change experience in international development, also commented by Heek (2018, p. i). ICT and new media are considered as important aspects of development and social change, while reflecting on existing media, the communication context …

We can be heroes, forever and ever

During these past months, I have explored the issue of representation and communicating development through my blog posts. I have touched on different nuances and issues of communicating aid and development work: volunteerism, geographic mishaps, ‘heroification’ of development workers, NGOs’ fundraising videos, and gender representation in power. In these posts, …

ICT and inclusive growth and development: Impediment or useful tool?

Technological advancements have resulted in structural changes involving the reorganization of the global economy, an increase in trade, and globalization. As a result, nation-states across the world have benefited through an increase in capital flows and unprecedented access to information in contemporary society. Conventional wisdom suggests that increased investment in …

The Role of ICT in social-cultural development

Technology is increasingly being incorporated into the development of the creative and cultural sectors. In spite of the challenges that are being experienced in ensuring that all communities have access to technology, developing countries have demonstrated a willingness to harness their potential to create and distribute cultural content. Moreover, there …

Artificial Intelligence: can AI replace journalists?

The journalism industry is highly dependent on technology. From communicating instantly with news sources or generating first hand-hand content with images, videos or text forms; the publication of content across an increasing selection of channels is emerging from day to day in our globalized and increasing digital world. New forms …