One World Media Week 2012
November 5-9, 2012
controversy, debate, enlightenment, celebration, inspiration
Thank you to all who joined us for One World Media Week 2012, one of the highlights of our 25th anniversary year, with a range of events to stimulate thought and discussion on current issues affecting and emerging from the international media landscape and their relation to development, human rights and global understanding.
Transforming the Media Landscape: Emerging Forms of Journalism in Post-Authoritarian States
The events of the last 18 months in states such as Burma, Egypt and Libya have radically altered not only the political landscape, but also the media and information cultures. This has broadened the scope for journalists to communicate in new ways. This panel discussion will bring together experienced journalists from countries where freedom of expression has been limited for decades to discuss these new forms of journalism and the future of the media sector in their countries.
Razia Iqbal, Special Correspondent, BBC News
Zuhair al Jezairy, Editor-in-chief, Aswat al-Iraq news agency
Suliman Ali Zway, Freelance Journalist, Libya
Michael Pan, Resident Journalism Advisor, Internews Chiang Mai
One World Media Student Showcase
An exclusive presentation of films and other media about the developing world produced by media and journalism students - this year’s Student Bursary Winners, funded by One World Media to go overseas and cover international stories. From stories about China’s biggest school of rock to the women clearing landmines in Cambodia to Ghana’s intrepid ‘Motorbike Midwife’, this will be a chance to see and hear fresh stories from around the world – and meet the emerging journalists and filmmakers who made them. Current students will also learn about One World Media’s funding in 2012-2013.
Bursaries supported by:
Connecting to the World
The internet presents huge opportunities but also huge challenges for campaigners dealing with global issues. At this event, we’ll be launching a new research report from IBT that looks at how UK NGOs campaign online about aid and development and, how, in the wake of the Kony 2012 campaign, they could be much more effective in the online sphere. The research findings will be discussed by a panel of media and development experts.
Mark Galloway, Director, IBT
Charlie Beckett, Director, POLIS
Alice Fenyoe, Senior Account Manager, TWResearch
Sue Bishop, Director of Communications, ActionAid
Sam Barratt, Director of Campaigns and Communication, Avaaz
Dominic Nutt, Director of Communications and Marketing, Roehampton University
Where Does Development Belong in the Modern Media Landscape?
Is ‘development’ a helpful term to explain poverty reduction efforts to a wider public or does it create a barrier to understanding? Is there still such a thing as a good development story or do NGOs, think tanks and others involved in communicating global issues need to look beyond ‘big D development’ in order to better access mainstream media? These are the central questions to be discussed by a panel of experts who will examine the current scope for successful coverage of development and offer their insights into how to best get the message across in the modern media landscape.
Myles Wickstead, Chair, One World Media
Andrew Hogg, Head of Media, Christian Aid
Brian Atwood, Development Co-operation Directorate Chair, OECD
Jonathan Tanner, Media & Public Affairs Officer, ODI
James Deane, Director of Policy & Learning, BBC Media Action
Mary Myers, Development Communications Consultant
Screening of 5 Broken Cameras, with panel discussion to follow
Filmed from the perspective of Palestinian farm laborer Emad Burnat, 5 Broken Cameras was shot with six different video cameras – five of which were destroyed in the process of filming. Emad, who lives in the West Bank, was thrust into global politics when his community peacefully resisted plans to erect a wall through their land to separate them from ever-growing Israeli settlements. With hundreds of hours of video footage covering a period of over six years, Emad worked with Israeli activist and filmmaker Guy Davidi to produce the film, an extraordinary work that meshes personal essay with political cinema, displaying how images and cameras can change lives and realities.
Treasa O'Brien, Executive Director, Open City Docs
Jezza Neumann, Director, True Vision Productions
Osama Qashoo, Filmmaker & Foundar, Olive Tree Films