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Do we really know about HIV/AIDS?

Frank in his case study of Jasoos Vijay, talks about how to use drama for development. But he highlights the cultural and normative elements to apply this edutainment for development. As Bandura defines the social context as “Complex cultural patterns … Continue reading

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My friends, what do you want from us?

The title is cited from the poem which is written by a Chinese diaspora, the following is the website about the poem:http://www.chinaherald.net/2008/04/my-friends-what-do-you-want-from-us.html The poem is talking about the misunderstanding between the Western view and Chinese view. I thought this poem … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Al Jazeera’s public diplomacy?

Shawn Powers and Eytan Gilboa give very detailed analysis about how Al Jazeera,  emerges as one of the most important news organizations in the world today. One important perspective is that Al Jazeera claims to represent to the whole Arab … Continue reading

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Can we produce a global public sphere by the ICTs?

In today’s public diplomacy conference hosted by International Communication Program of American University, one of the major themes is about “listening”. As the moderators and speakers mentioned in the conference that public diplomacy is not delivery of message like “Telling … Continue reading

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How far we are from cosmopolitan publics?

As Chouliararki addresses the symbolic power of transnational media, which could potentially promote the visibility of distant suffering, I am not sure whether I am optimistic or skeptical about her hypothesis. But I do see our everyday lives are being … Continue reading

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My computer-my lover

What is network? According to Arsenault, she says that the networks could be summarized as the study of relationship., to be more specific, about who is associated with whom, why, and to what social effect. One of the simplest terms … Continue reading

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Copyright, for whom?

What is piracy? According to Mattelart’s article, he quoted the traditional definition of piracy as “in the context of acts intentionally committed with the goal of obtaining a commercial advantage of some kind”. As our society moves towards digital world, … Continue reading

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