DIY-DMU Podcast 017 International Community Media Expo

Today’s podcast was recorded as part of the first DMU International Community Media Expo. Sitting around the table was Julian, Kiaran, Ulrika, Gerhart and myself. We chatted about the role and the importance of community media and what we need to learn to make our own media.

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Democratic Media Institutions

BBC Media Action is the charitable arm of the BBC that seeks to support communication development in developing nations around the world. James Deane is the Director of Policy and Research, and in his latest blog he asks if we need to rethink how we build media organsations and institutions that support democratic accountability around […]

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Trusting Community Reporting?

John Naughton writing in The Guardian makes a very powerful point about the need for trusted sources of information in developing communities. With the use of Facebook as a tool for promoting fake news, which has led to violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Naughton suggests that: We have woken up to Facebook’s pernicious role […]

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DIY-DMU Podcast 014

Tonight’s podcast brought myself and John Coster together with Ben, Gerhard and Dominika for a chat about inter-cultural experiences, learning, video blogging, and some other random stuff – mainly me getting on my soapbox and having a rant about the French!

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Project Progression and Issues.

With further discussions during the group time for the project, it seems everyone became more and more individual, as blogs were getting filled out people weren’t communicating as much and were just getting stuff done and memes posted etc and still adding and contributing to the group aspects of the project. As the deadline was […]

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A Very Rare Meme

After getting all the social media set up, we began to talk about memes and what we would like to create. It seemed popular in the group to make them health based, and somewhat derivative. So we made a few on that theme, as well as sharing a few existing memes, and re captioning some […]

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Sugar and Diet Interview

As part of my research for the Sugar Things project, i decided to ask someone elses opinions outside of the group via a few interview questions that i made. I wanted to see what another persons thoughts were on some areas of this topic. They asked to remain anonymous, so I will just refer to […]

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Beginning the Project

As the group of eight, we were set a collaborative task of creating a social media campaign based around Sugar. Primarily consisting of meme distribution. As well as our own WordPress blogs to document research etc, we decided to make a Facebook Page, a Twitter and an Instagram to put our memes on and to […]

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