Articles tagged with: mind.medium.message
Trucking the dream.
Hello all, i thought I’d bore you with some tails of the road and why trucks are cool.
The theoretical blurb, come waffle;
Recently I’ve been doing some work in Ghana, a tricky situation after …
Following our reports about the plight of SOAS (ex-)student Hossein Derakshan HERE, the plot around his imprisonment now thickens even more. Now Newsweek is accusing him being a spy behind the current Iran trials aimed at arresting many of the opposition figures.
For seven years, I used to read Editor: Myself, while sipping on my morning coffee. Hossein, had chosen this name for his blog to reflect his protest to the censorship he had known in Iran. Once landed in Canada, he had started his blog in Persian and English, opening the way for an impressive wave of socio-political movements in Iranian recent history. Iran is one of the rare countries where blogging is the most influential way of communicating among its youth. Through blogs, otherwise imprisoned minds are set free and ideas flow with no constraints.
One of the first times I noticed Hossein was during our weekly seminars put on by the Media and Film studies department. I don’t remember the details of the presentation, but I do remember a smarmy smooth talking woman presenting ways in which to frame the Israel/Palestinian conflict on news programs … Again, my memory is fuzzy on the details, but I remember that when the floor was opened for questions, and Hossein posed his, it made the woman so angry that she demanded he leave the room and refused to continue the Q & A.
In an ongoing effort to reinvent itself, Project: Carousel is launching a new monthly feature to acquaint its readers with interesting and important people/organizations working in the field of global media and cultural studies. These people/organizations have, through their work, made some kind of a difference to the lives of people around the world – a difference that has made a difference.