February 27, 2007

ARTICLES: Will Africa Benefit From the Rise of Personal Media?

Will Africa Benefit From the Rise of Personal Media?

February 26, 2007 04:44 PM

Young people in West are increasingly finding Africa's endless cycle of
hunger, violence and disease unacceptable. This can be seen in increased
travel to Africa and massive interest in campaigns like Save Darfur and Make
Poverty History. At the same time, these youth are increasingly turning to
personal media (blogs, vlogs, podcasts, wikis), instead of mainstream media,
to shape their world view. One important question of our time is how do we
harness the emerging power of emerging technologies to give youth a richer
picture of the problems and opportunities in Africa, while also enticing
them to act in coherent and effective ways.

FULL ARTICLE AT http://www.africanpath.com/p_blogEntry.cfm?blogEntryID=450

Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator

Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany

Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
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