Workshop 7: Media Contributing to a New World
Monday, 19 October 2009
17:00 – 18:30
Chiangmai Room I – II, 2nd Floor, ECC
Changes in the media in the age of the Internet and cell phone present challenges but also opportunities. From the digital divide to interactive participation in the creation of media, it is a new and uncharted world. This workshop will focus on the possibilities for building a media networks that serve human rights, cultural diversity, and genuine communication among people around the globe. The session will hopefully have as it outcome some practical steps towards how SIGNIS members can contribute to a new world through the creation of such networks.
Facilitator: Larry Rich
Larry Rich is the Executive Director of Maryknoll Electronic Communications in Ossining, NY, a post he has held since 1994. He oversees television and radio production and Internet development for the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll). In his current post, Rich has produced some twenty documentaries, including the 1995 Academy-Award-nominated School of Assassins, and most recently Lives for Sale. Rich worked in Peru from 1980 until 1993, where he established and directed the video unit of the Center of Studies and Action for Peace in Lima, a human rights center, producing various projects from documentary to popular drama, including Canta Nitotrao.