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GFMD Elects New Steering Committee

At the GFMD’s third World Conference in Grahamstown, South Africa, September 9-11, GFMD members from some 60 countries met to discuss and agree strategies to best address the challenges a changing media environment is posing to the media development field. They agreed a set of recommendations and elected a new Steering Committee that will steer the GFMD for the next three years. The new chair of the GFMD is Leon Willems of Freepressunlimited based in the Netherlands. The new vice-chair is A.S. Panneerselvan of Panos South Asia in India.  Amie Joof of FAMEDEV in Senegal is the new treasurer. They form the Executive Committee of GFMD in charge of day-to-day work of the organisation.

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 Web Comic Highlights Plight Of Iranian People

In the midst of social media, can a web comic find its way on the internet in the form of independent media that promotes activism? With the famous Arab uprisings

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Mizzima Under Attack

We regret to inform you that Mizzima’s websites have come under Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. While Mizzima’s editorial team cannot verify the exact

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The rise of the rest: Journalism in the BRICS countries

The emergence of a number of countries to challenge the dominance of Europe and North America in the world economy

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Terrorist Groups Like Hizbullah Utilize New Media

U.S. law has clear and effective provisions against terrorist organizations and their online activities, naming certain groups “Foreign Terrorist Organizations” (FTOs) and certain individuals “Specially Designated Terrorists” (SDTs)

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