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Participatory content creation : voice, communication and development

Tacchi, Jo A., Watkins, Jerry J., & Keerthirathne, Kosala (2009) Participatory content creation : voice, communication and development. Development in Practice, 19(4-5), pp. 573-584.

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Abstract

This article uses the example of a mobile mixed media platform – a converted three-wheeled auto-rickshaw – in Sri Lanka in order to explore whether and how content-creation activities can enable marginalised communities to have a voice. It draws upon research into participatory content-creation activities conducted in 15 locations across India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The main findings are: the need to pay attention to context when thinking about what might be locally appropriate, relevant, and beneficial in terms of participatory content creation; the benefits that can be gained from creatively reaching out to and engaging marginalised groups and encouraging a diversity of voices; the usefulness of locally produced content for generating local debate around local issues; and the benefits of encouraging participation at all stages of content creation, so that content is locally meaningful and might lead to positive social change.

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ID Code: 17628
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Citizens' media and communication
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Keywords: Participatory Content Creation, South Asia, rights, Technology
DOI: 10.1080/09614520902866389
ISSN: 0961-4524
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > International and Development Communication (200103)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor and Francis
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Deposited On: 16 Feb 2009 15:32
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 12:51

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