Media & Activism Seminar

coveritMauj Media Collective Invites you to an evening on Media & Activism

Date: Tuesday, 07 April 2009,
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Goethe Institute, 2 Brunton Rd, Civil Lines, Karachi

Do media and activism always go together. How does an activist media fill the gaps. How do the new technologies fit in this picture. What does this increased access to information mean for our complex culture and society.

In a timely note Rob van Kranenburg observes the present age of acceleration. Concerning the role of the artist in an ever more complex world full of radicalism, he dares to ask: what does this mean for the disruptive qualities of art if disruption becomes the default?

Suzanne Hogendoorn presents her film on European activists at the G8 Summit 2007.

Awab Alvi gives us a behind-the-web look at citizens covering the Long March in March 2009 using internet & cellphones.

We hope to involve journalists in the discussion. Open discussion will follow.

4 Comments so far

  1. balma on April 7th, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    I am waiting for jaali doctor to now comment on his own post to complete the trinity:-)

    Nice post thought, jis naam say bhee post karo baiTay!

  2. fasee on April 7th, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    media freedom is good…but as the delicious term goes " madar padar azad media"….its gona be the biggest reason for our downfall..besides gutkaa, niswar and mawa

  3. kaami on April 8th, 2009 @ 2:29 am

    Write on Balma and fsee.

    As demonstrated "Media activism" can do a lot of good and at the same time has the ptential of destabilizing a country and entrapping peoples mind to the point were the whole universe becomes a one big conspiracy theory.

    After all successful activism by FOX suited the Neo-Con agenda, got Bush elected twice and we have the world of today. Same is the case in Pakistan. However, I have nothing but admiration for BBC who despite some jitters have managed keep the balance.

  4. fasee on April 8th, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    aaaah…bring back the golden days of PTV news…

    jis main sab acha hota tha….news kashmir me mujhaideen ke karnamoo say bhari hoti thi……

    and we were told that kashmir will me ours in a year or so…and india will break…and pakistan is loved by all our muslim arabs…..and we are the islamic qila…and we are a one nation….and we will lead the world one day…

    aaaahh…mujhay lota do woh meray bachpan ke din

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