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Listening to the Voice of Humanity

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When we look at world conditions and project current trends into the future we see much that is disturbing—environmental degradation, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, persisting poverty and injustice, violent conflict, the fiscal collapse of democratic governments. The institutions that have the greatest power—nation states, corporations, and organized interest groups—seem locked in patterns of self-interested behavior such that the necessary changes are hard to imagine.

Social Media Isn’t Changing the World, It’s Creating a New One

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Blogs have been a twitter about Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker article last week slamming those who believe social media can revolutionize activism. The article compares the high risk activism of the civil rights movement with Twitter’s role in the Iranian elections concluding that, “the revolution will not be tweeted.”

An Interview with John Räätz, Founder of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment

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Räätz: I no longer have a definition of transformational media and entertainment. When I hear it or see it, I feel it. I instantly know it! But how can I talk about transformational entertainment or media with others if I don’t want to adhere to a strict definition of what it is? What distinguishes a transformational film from an ordinary Hollywood film, for example?

From Priesthood to Partnership | The Rise of Public Insight Journalism

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Fifteen years ago, ­ I flew to Nairobi, Kenya as Africa correspondent for National Public Radio, a non-profit radio network in the United States. On the way, I stopped in Paris, where a Rome-based correspondent­ passed on a large bag containing a bulletproof vest and helmet. Within two days, I was in Somalia.

Media Between Citizens and Power | A World Political Forum Seminar

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By Nancy Roof (Fall/Winter, 2006) I am suffering from information insecurity. I am concerned about the integrity of the news I am getting. Are you? How do you know what is truth and what is spin? How can we make intelligent decisions if our news is biased? Why isn’t there more public outcry over the consolidation of global media?

Investigative Reporting | A Reporter’s Notebook

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For 30 years, I was a television reporter, roaming the world to investigate stories that needed to be told and […]

Images and Voices of Hope World Summit 2009

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Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH) is an organization that celebrates media professionals who are bearers of hope and brighten the sense of possibilities in all of us. Their goal is to host reflective conversations—about 50 so far—on the impact of images and stories portrayed in the global media.

Launching the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment

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John Räätz is a pioneer in the growing genre of transformational media and entertainment and the founder of the Global […]