Locating agency in film for change

Søren Sønderstrup

Abstract


Based on ethnographic field observations and a thesis completed at the Master program in Communication for Development at Malmö University (Sweden), this article suggests that mediatization in the age of Web 2.0 functions at the base of communication even for disadvantaged people in circumstances where Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are physically absent. Many-to-many communication and growing access for people to control representations of themselves in global media condition both the formats and the ideologies of communication practices, in a way that may be viewed as the social nature of technological design.


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