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Up for Debate: What Role Does the Media Play in Accelerating Social Progress?

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This month, 8 feature length films and 30 short films were created by award-winning film makers for the "Why Poverty?" global media event in order to spark dialogue and debate about poverty worldwide. They will air throughout November via more than 70 national broadcasters reaching 500 million people. For example, one such feature film is titled Rafea: Solar Mama, which spotlights the work of Barefoot College in India as they train impoverished women from around the world to become solar engineers. In concert with this event, we asked some of the world's leading media authorities--Gates Foundation, Participant Media, MTV International, WITNESS, Search for Common Ground, and the African Media Initiative--if and how the media can accelerate social progress around the world.

Debate Media Partner: Forbes.com

 
 

Why We Need Solutions Journalism

David Bornstein

Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network

Eyeballs and Impact: Are we measuring the right things if we care about social progress?

Daniel Green

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Traditional Journalism Stresses Conflict — And Exploits it

John Marks

President and founder, Search for Common Ground

 

How a TV Show in Kenya is Helping Stop the Spread of AIDS

Georgia Arnold

Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, MTV Networks International

 

How Storytelling Can Effect Change

Christopher Gebhardt

General Manager, Participant TAG, Participant Media

 
 
Up for Debate: What Role Does the Media Play in Accelerating Social Progress?
Why We Need Solutions Journalism
(2 comments)
Eyeballs and Impact: Are we measuring the right things if we care about social progress?
Traditional Journalism Stresses Conflict — And Exploits it
How Mobile Media is Transforming Africa for Good
How Personal Video Can Change the World
How a TV Show in Kenya is Helping Stop the Spread of AIDS
How Storytelling Can Effect Change
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