The course is centred around two aims:
To examine strategies and campaigns to address global inequalities in media and information flows; and
To explore the rights and responsibilities of global media citizenship through case studies of media regulation, and citizens’ media initiatives.
It is a good idea to keep coming back to these ideas, and refer back to them as a touchstone throughout the semester, as you write your case studies, and plan out your activities for peer teaching. Ask yourself – how do the examples you have chosen relate back to these aims?
The digital divide – Broadband access in India. Watch this:
What did you learn from this?
How might it relate to the issue of the ‘digital divide’?
Have a look at this report on digital inclusion in Australia.
- What did you discover?
- What can a document like this tell us about the reality of digital access in Australia?
- Thinking critically, what voices are absent from this report?