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    is growing at a rate that the traditional media cannot ignore he said Siddharth Varadarajan Editor The Hindu opined We must not look at traditional media and new media separately they both are a part of one media ecosystem In India we do not face a situation like the US where a steep decline was seen after the emergence of new media In our country the good part is both traditional media and internet are growing simultaneously and advertisement revenue of one is not cut by the other However in the next five to six years it is expected that a majority of consumers of media will switch to non paper mediums People will migrate to new devices for accessing news At that stage we will have to derive a new business model Also it will be necessary to keep the new media civil through a body which could act as a curator and editor so that the medium is not misused and address the issue of credibility he added R Sukumar Editor Mint remarked With the coming of new media a few things will not change We still need to have ethics and integrity in both traditional and new media A pre defined code of conduct still needs to be adhered to We have to define what can and cannot be done just to catch the eyeballs Also data journalism is one of the best outcomes of new media Madhavan Narayanan Columnist Associate Editor Hindustan Times felt Without mainstream media social media will lack a coherent structure Mainstream media will change but it will have to work with the new media The structure of new media relies on five Cs namely co opetition cooption with traditional media countervailing or influencing the mainstream media community policing and crowd funding he

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    pointed to research that showed the focus of media organisations had also narrowed in recent years When I was growing up in the US in the 1970s 35 40 of an average nightly newscast focused on international stories he told the audience The percentage of international news in an average newscast is now 12 15 He said the internet and its global reach and infrastructure could address that gap but many people chose not to engage The promise of the internet the idea that everything is just a click away is that in Britain I can read newspapers from Australia India Nigeria Ghana Canada at no cost and end up with a wider view of the world The truth is that on average I won t On Twitter oil spill is a predominantly white topic He said that in the UK more than 95 of traffic to the most popular news sites is to domestic sites And he saw the same pattern across the world For example he said most US news focused on North America and countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan where its troops were based This problem is compounded by social networks he said Tools like Twitter trap people in so called filter bubbles a phrase put forward by political activist Eli Pariser The internet is too big to understand as a whole so we get a picture of it that s similar to what our friends see said Zuckerman If you turn to your friends eventually you get the wisdom of the flock True colours He highlighted research done by Twitter which found that almost a quarter of its US users were African American That was pretty surprising to most American users who assumed that Twitter was just used by nerdy white guys he said And research by scientists at tech giant IBM had shown that the popular topics of conversation between white users and African American users were very different highlighting the fact that networks reinforced a certain world view For example he said cookout was a term mostly used by black twitter users whilst oil spill was a predominantly white topic The wider world is a click away but whether we mean to or not we re usually filtering it out said Zuckerman However Zuckerman said there were solutions that could realise the original vision of the internet and contribute to a greater understanding of the wider world The ongoing violence in Madagascar is not widely reported on Of particular help he said would be finding mechanisms to amplify the voices of thousands of bloggers particularly those in countries under represented in mainstream media Crunch time Zuckerman admitted he had a particular interest in this as he is one of the founders of a not for profit network of bloggers called Global Voices which aims to fill in the gaps in global media coverage These networks may be hidden from the wider world until times of crisis he said For example a network of

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    produced by UNDP and examines the impact of glacial ice melt on communities in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh Bhutan China India and Nepal The one hour film also illustrates solutions small and large simple and technologically complex for coping in a changing environment that can make the difference between survival and disappearance Aired on Discovery Channel Asia last year it was produced by UNDP and Arrowhead Films to examine the human development impact of Himalayan glacial ice melt across South Asian countries It shows the plight of the affected countries and the ways they are adapting adjusting and preparing for tomorrow s inevitable changes in the Himalayan glaciers This film highlights the challenges faced by those exposed to the effects of the Himalayan glacial melt in building resilience to the impact of climate change and the solutions they are pursuing at the local level said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Recognition to the film is especially timely in the lead up to the Rio 20 UN Conference in June UNDP is honoured by the award and hopes the film will help stimulate a stronger international response to meeting the challenges of climate change and a stronger commitment to achieving sustainable development The recognition the film is receiving is especially timely in the lead up to the Rio 20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June she added We wanted to make this movie because the glacial ice melt in the Himalayas is already altering lives and could potentially affect billions of people said UNDP Communications Advisor for Asia Pacific and Himalayan Meltdown Executive Producer Cherie Hart who accepted the award on behalf of UNDP The film shows the ingenuity and resourcefulness of communities that are struggling to survive As part of the week long film festival in Houston the

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    i b Revealed The Himalayan Meltdown b i a one hour film by the United Nations Development Programme on glacial ice melt in the Himalayas and its Related topics regions Environment Media Awards UN award winners for using ICTs in education Moscow s Institute of Open Education and Jordan s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology have been chosen for the 2009 King Hamad Bin Isa Related topics regions United

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    presented by UNDP and examines the impact of glacial ice melt on communities in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh Bhutan China India and Nepal The one hour film also illustrates solutions small and large simple and technologically complex for coping in a changing environment that can make the difference between survival and disappearance Aired on Discovery Channel Asia last year it was produced by UNDP and Arrowhead Films to examine the human development impact of Himalayan glacial ice melt across South Asian countries It shows the plight of the affected countries and the ways they are adapting adjusting and preparing for tomorrow s inevitable changes in the Himalayan glaciers This film highlights the challenges faced by those exposed to the effects of the Himalayan glacial melt in building resilience to the impact of climate change and the solutions they are pursuing at the local level said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Recognition to the film is especially timely in the lead up to the Rio 20 UN Conference in June UNDP is honoured by the award and hopes the film will help stimulate a stronger international response to meeting the challenges of climate change and a stronger commitment to achieving sustainable development The recognition the film is receiving is especially timely in the lead up to the Rio 20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June she added We wanted to make this movie because the glacial ice melt in the Himalayas is already altering lives and could potentially affect billions of people said UNDP Communications Advisor for Asia Pacific and Himalayan Meltdown Executive Producer Cherie Hart who accepted the award on behalf of UNDP The film shows the ingenuity and resourcefulness of communities that are struggling to survive As part of the week long film festival in Houston the

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    ICTs Agriculture Innovations Global teenagers in Ghana 03 03 2009 The Global Teenager Project in Ghana facilitates use of technology to connect local and international students and broaden international understanding Read More Add Comment Related topics regions Education Internet Transforming rural lives with a phone 03 03 2009 LifeLines an innovative service brings a world of information right to the fields and farms of rural communities simply on the dial

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    will facilitate sharing of medical and agro technologies within Islamic Related topics regions Science and Technology Access to knowledge Partnerships UNESCO launches World Digital Library UNESCO and 32 partner institutions have launched the World Digital Library a website that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives Related topics regions Culture ICTs Access to knowledge Online atlas for endangered languages UNESCO has unveiled the digital version of the b i Atlas of the World s Languages in Danger i b This interactive electronic tool has updated information Related topics regions Culture ICTs Access to knowledge India Water Portal launched in Hindi b i India Water Portal i b a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India s Related topics regions Information Water and Sanitation Access to knowledge Internet Exploring learning technologies The b i Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning i b by George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger from the University of Manitoba has been designed as Related topics regions Education Access to knowledge ICTs TAG CLOUD Related topics regions Development Community Radio Open source Radio and video promote agricultural innovations in Africa Conventional media radio and video are powerful accessible and relevant forces of agricultural innovation and transformation in Africa than usually Related topics regions ICTs Agriculture Access to knowledge Plea for African digital libraries African countries are falling behind in building digital libraries and archives to provide continent wide access to local knowledge and the poorest are Related topics regions Information ICTs Access to knowledge Internet governance must ensure access for everyone With the Internet becoming such a powerful medium through which individuals exercise a range of human rights it is crucial to address who and what shapes the Related topics regions Policy Information Internet Governance Access to knowledge Google reacts strongly after cyber attack in China Google has raised serious concerns over the security breach of Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists Citing these to be targeted attacks by third Related topics regions Human Rights Cybercrimes Access to knowledge Internet Catalysing knowledge for development The Indian cabinet has approved setting up of a National Knowledge Network to encourage sharing of knowledge specialized resources and collaborative research Related topics regions Development ICTs India Access to knowledge Free pass to Mars NASA and Microsoft have jointly launched a new website that will allow people to explore the red planet and assist scientists in producing better maps It Related topics regions Science and Technology Access to knowledge Internet Visioning Digital Bangladesh Technology may not be a silver bullet but can act as enabler for a knowledge society says b Mridul Chowdhury b co founder of youth activist organisation Related topics regions Development ICTs Bangladesh Access to knowledge Community radio stations crucial in times of crises Media s role during crisis is not just about getting the message across but also strengthening accountability linkages between government and citizenry says Related topics regions Information Access to knowledge Community Radio

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    Us Spotlight News Comments Resources Archive OneWorld websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info About DO Channel Related topics regions MDGs keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education Young minds changing the world This year s World Summit Youth Award winners will present their Internet based projects to government and business leaders during the United Nations Global Related topics regions ICTs MDGs Innovations Tracking MDGs in Brazil A new portal has been launched in Brazil to help citizens monitor the MDGs status in over 5 000 municipalities in their country Unveiled on the sidelines of Related topics regions Information MDGs Internet TAG CLOUD Related topics regions Development Community Radio Open source Expanding human learning through technology ICTs in Education policies and clear implementation strategies is the need of the hour if we wish to achieve the goal of universal education says b Prof Related topics regions Development Education MDGs ICTs ICT key to accelerate progress towards MDGs UN At the Global Forum on ICT and Innovation for Education a UN official pointed out the need to integrate latest technology and innovation in improving the

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