Stories from October, 2017
Reframed Stories asks people to respond to dominant themes in news coverage about themselves and the issues that affect them. The stories center on the reflections of persons who are more often represented by others than by themselves in media. Apawki Castro is the elected leader of communications for the Confederation...
For this latest edition of Culture Shots, we decided to look at how Orthodoxy, the traditional religion of the majority of the Russian citizens, is represented in the mainstream Russian media.
In the wake of allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and the trending social media #MeToo campaign, the themes of sexual violence and harassment have been prominent in US and UK news. We asked Emily May, the co-founder and executive director of Hollaback!, to talk to us about the framing around harassment.
Do you know which country is the "best restored country in the world"? We discovered the answer to this question through our investigation around media coverage around the French word patrimoine or "heritage": France.
This silence and the words that are missing in the communication spaces helps me think that we need to find different ways to respond to media.
Comparing how Pakistan is covered in media outlets within the country, the United States, and Global Voices.
Media is more interested in covering just struggles, conflict, and blood, and it does not care about other topics that are also important to us. In Sarayaku, we are devoting a lot of effort to the promotion of the Kawsay Sacha, our proposal for a way of life that invites to a peaceful coexistence with the environment, with one self and with others.
References to Muslims or Islam are common whether the story is about a lone wolf killer or a terrorist. We need to find better ways to characterize people who cause terror and a language that does justice to everyone touched by it.
Maybe the media is covering certain topics and providing a general overview of things, but the roots of the problems, and the perspectives of the indigenous communities and nationalities, are missing.
We need more outlets where youth can get involved and make our voices heard because we, too, have much to say and offer.