Competencias Informáticas e Informacionales – CI2 / Colombia

Noticias y recursos sobre alfabetización informática, alfabetización informacional, alfabetización en medios desde Colombia

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Alfabetización Informacional / Iberoamérica – Information Literacy / Ibero-America

Publication, web sites, etc. about information literacy

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Global Media Wars

Global Media Wars was produced by multimedia reporters from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Their reports are based on monitoring five state-funded international TV channels: Al Jazeera English, CCTV-I, France 24, Press TV and RT. Each channel is given a score card and followed closely

The project was conceived, supervised and edited by Ann Cooper, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism’s CBS Professor of Professional Practice in International Journalism and former director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Youth, Media; Lifestyles: An Audience Study on Media

Presented as a comparative analysis, this qualitative audience study tests the hypothetic proposition that youths’ consumption of media is mediated by various socio-economic determinants as well as cultural and institutional practices. In order to test this hypothesis, the research examines the media (more specifically, television) consumption practices and lifestyles of black South African youths living in an urban city (Durban) and a peri-urban town (Alice) at a particular moment in time.

Positioned as an historical study that reflects a specific period in the history of television (and media) in South Africa, the study attempts to provide a snapshot of youths, television consumption and lifestyles in post-apartheid South Africa. It assesses the relationship between youths and media during a specific period, namely, around a decade after South Africa’s first democratically elected government and when the country was still in the throes of political and economic change and transition. It assesses this relationship over a four-year period (from 2002 to 2006) and reflects on this specific period in relation to the then existing policy and regulatory framework as well as to the findings from other relevant empirical research.

The analysis reflects upon the social constructs of class and gender in relation to the study’s broader findings on television consumption, which are derived from quantitative and qualitative empirical data. It develops categories and typologies of the lifestyles of youths towards this end and it concludes that youths’ media consumption practices and the production and reproduction of lifestyles is a complex matrix of ‘lived’ experiences, cultural identity and other socialising factors such as age, race and class. Moreover, it shows that peoples’ media choices and the related selection and appropriation of media are fundamentally informed by specific policy and regulatory regimes. Notwithstanding this, the ways in which black South African youths use media (imported programming or local television content, for example) and accordingly fashion their lifestyles, remains largely determined by their class, their access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the proximity of the experiences represented in the media to those with which they can identify.

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Media Council of Tanzania (MCT)

The Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) is an independent, voluntary, non-statutory self regulatory body established by the media fraternity on June 30th 1995 at the Journalists and Stakeholders’ Convention that was held in Dar es Salaam. Its operations however commenced on May 22nd 1997 when it was officially registered under the Societies Ordinance, 1954.

Mission Statement

To create an environment that enables a strong and ethical media that contributes towards a more democratic and just society.


A democratic Tanzania with a free, responsible and effective media.

The Objectives of the Council:
To promote, assist, safeguard and defend freedom of the media and allied forms of public communication in the United Republic of Tanzania;
To oversee that journalists, editors, broadcasters, producers, directors, proprietors and all those involved in the media industry in Tanzania adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards;
To receive and conciliate, mediate and or arbitrate upon complaints from the public and amongst the media inter se against alleged infringements of the Code of Ethics;
To encourage development of the media profession in Tanzania by undertaking activities including, but not limited to, training of journalists, overseeing press clubs development, to conduct various media freedom campaigns, seminars, workshops and/or symposia;
To maintain a register of developments likely to restrict the supply of information of public interest and importance, keep a review of the same, and investigate the conduct and attitude of persons, corporations and governmental bodies at all levels, towards the media, and make public reports on such investigations;
To involve members of the public in the work of the Council and constantly and reasonably keep them informed about its operations, views and decisions;
To promote and defend the interests of readers, viewers, and listeners;
To promote gender sensitivity, equality, equity in and balanced reporting and dissemination of information;
To raise funds for the purposes of the Council on such terms as are compatible with the autonomy of the Council and within the spirit of its mission and vision;
To publish papers, journals, newsletters and other materials to achieve these objectives; and
To do such other things as may be in the interest of the Council, the media and the public as may be necessary to achieve these objectives.

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World Publishing Expo 2012 (IFRA Expo & Conference)

October 29, 2012 12:00 amtoOctober 31, 2012 12:00 am

World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo & Conference) is taking place from 29-31 October 2012 at the Frankfurt Messe exhibition fairground, hall 8.

The leading heads of the newspaper and media world: CEOs, IT Directors, Business Development Directors, Technical Heads and Editors-in-Chief are looking for new business models, innovative technologies that allow new creativity.

More than 8.000 visitors from more than 90 countries are expected to attend end of October at the World Publishing Expo (IFRA Expo & Conference) in Frankfurt

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La Asociación Nacional de Medios Comunitarios, Libres y Alternativos surge en junio de 2002 para dar respuestas colectivas a una gran diversidad de obstáculos que han comenzado a surgir en el seno del movimiento de medios comunitarios venezolano. La escasez de recursos, la necesidad de fomentar más ampliamente la creación de medios en las comunidades, el ataque continúo por parte de los grandes medios comerciales, la posibilidad cada vez más cercana de librar una dura batalla por la democratización del espacio radioeléctrico nacional, son sólo algunos de ellos. En este sentido, ANMCLA es hoy la consolidación de una instancia organizativa que fomenta, articula y defiende los diversos procesos de comunicación comunitaria, libre y alternativa que experimentan hoy un fuerte desarrollo. ANMCLA no es un gremio. Es un movimiento social revolucionario en el campo de las comunicaciones que integra ya a más de trescientos colectivos a lo largo y ancho de nuestra geografía.

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How the Media Fan the Flames of “Birtherism”

“Birtherism,” the false belief that President Obama was not born in the United States, is now a defining issue in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. While much analysis has focused on what this means for the GOP, a more important question is what the falsehood’s persistence reveals about the media, writes Michael McCarthy, The Globalist’s managing editor

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Multicultural Media Exchange

The Multicultural Media Exchange aims to:

1. Skill communities – especially young people – to represent themselves in the media.

2. Improve the reporting of multicultural issues in the mainstream media.

3. Support the development of the multicultural media sector.

They run a mentor program for young people aged 18-25, offer media training and professional development, and are developing a project to promote diverse voices, sources, and opinions in the mainstream media.

The website hosts the work of young people from our mentor program. They match young people from new and emerging communities with professional journalist mentors, who provide support for the production of an original story. Some young people are newly arrived in Australia, and most have never written a story before.

They have partnerships with mainstream publications, and work to find an audience for these stories. Their partners include Leader Community Newspapers, The Big Issue, and The Age.

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A good teacher

Journalism lecturer Mia Lindgren has just completed a different sort of ‘internship’ at Radio National. She explains that academics in the media need to get in touch with the actual industry again.

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