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How is Social Media Affecting Iran's Uprising

As we mentioned in our whitepaper Public Media 2.0, the face of public media is shifting from top down information dissemination to participatory engaging media. In the wake of the political demonstrations in Iran, social media is playing a lead role in organizing. Change.org's article Iran, Twitter and the Social Media Landscape offers a great overview of the specifics of this. While public media 2.0 developments are incredibly important to truly engaging democracy in our own country, it is even more compelling to watch this take place in Iran.

Seattle Youth Confront Media Consolidation through Doc Filmmaking

Reel Grrls, a Seattle based production company, just released a new short doc titled A Generation of Consolidation. The film can be viewed online in its entirety at www.generationofconsolidation.org. A Generation of Consolidation was created by high school students who are working to stop further consolidation of media corporations. Read more...

Update on Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking

As key author on the Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking, Larry Engel will be spending the summer promoting the Code at upcoming festivals and conferences this summer and fall. Andrew Buchanan, his co-author of the Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking, will "attend" where possible via Skype. Read more...

Internews Media Leadership Awards

As members of the Host Committee, we're proud to invite you to the 2009 Internews Media Leadership Awards.

On Tuesday June 2nd from 5:30-7:00pm Internews will honor media makers that work to empower local media around the world.

For more details please visit their website here.

Announcing the release of our new video, Remix Culture: Fair Use is Your Friend

Last summer the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video nearly crashed our servers with people downloading the document. Read more...