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Finding a Voice: The Potential of Creative ICT Literacy and Voice in Community Multimedia Centres in South Asia (Information Society Research Group Working Paper No. 3)

Tacchi, Jo A. (2005) Finding a Voice: The Potential of Creative ICT Literacy and Voice in Community Multimedia Centres in South Asia (Information Society Research Group Working Paper No. 3). Information Society Research Group, Working paper series.

Abstract

This paper considers the potential of community multimedia centres to support and promote creative ICT literacy and voice. It does so through presenting comparative research findings from eight ICT centres in South Asia. The research uses a methodology that combines ethnographic approaches with action research. Here I look at instances of 'ordinary' people gaining access to media and ICTs, to create their own local content. As such it describes to some extent the processes of 'metamorphosis' involved in 'citizen's media' participants becoming, through these activities, 'active citizens' (Rodriguez 2004). At a point in time when alternative media studies are finding a new relevance and with development communication research facing a crisis in direction, this paper considers research findings emerging from and utilised in community based ICT initiatives across South Asia.

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ID Code: 3863
Item Type: Other
Keywords: community, based media, local content, voice, creative ICT literacy, South Asia
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Information Society Research Group
Deposited On: 31 May 2006
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:47

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