Digital Media and Democratic Space in Asia

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Digital Media and Democratic Space in Asia

Maria Ressa live blogs the Expert Meeting on Translating Online Activism into Offline Action in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Alex Au was accused of defamation and asked to take down post abt official he said was having marital problems. #FesMediaAsia
  • Au says he's putting credits into his bank account for his karma and next life. He doesn't take ads. #FesMediaAsia
  • Lunch break! Fun discussion. #FesMediaAsia
  • Hello! We're back from lunch. South Korea and the Philippines in next section. #FesMediaAsia
  • Up now: Dukjin Chang from South Korea #FesMediaAsia
  • Chang talks about his methodology - analyzing 5 million tweets per day from South Korea. #FesMediaAsia
  • Chang: "If you just ask whether they're Twitter users, more than 50% lie." We double check. #FesMediaAsia
  • Chang: SK's laws were created before internet/social media. Goes over problematic details of the law. #FesMediaAsia
  • Biggest problem of a Twitter survey is that you don't know your population. - Chang #FesMediaAsia
  • Dukjin Chang on South Korea

  • "Voting is irrational" but if you're connected, no longer true! - Chang
  • Hmm, is he talking about the power of the group to influence/sway individuals? #FesMedia
  • Chang shows an hour-by-hour comparison of Twitter Activities & % of votes for each candidate in Bundang. #FesMediaAsia
  • Chang: Twitter at least partially solves the representation problem, but also conflicts with party organization. #FesMediaAsia
  • Now up: Saet-byul Lee fr People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy in South Korea. #FesMediaAsia
  • Saet-byul Lee from South Korea

  • #KR Prof Dukjin, collect 5m South Korean tweets for the last 2 years #FESMEDIA
  • In #KR real name registration required to access Internet, frequent deletion of web posting happened #FESMediaAsia
  • SK had policy on User Created Contents in 2007. If you want to influence elections, delete! - Lee #FesMediaAsia
  • Lee goes over the 2010 local election crackdown policy on social networks. #FesMediaAsia
  • Lee: Feb 2012 - amended Public Official Election Act, now allows campaigns on Internet & social media #FesMediaAsia
  • South Korea tried to make it illegal to be anonymous. Had a real-name registration system. #FesMediaAsia
  • Anthropologist Raul Pertierra now up for the Philippines. #FesMediaAsia
  • Anthropologist Raul Pertierra was a professor in Australia for many years. Now with Ateneo and the University of the Philippines.

  • Power of media - old & new: EDSA - described as 1st rev achieved through media exposure #FesMediaAsia
  • EDSA2 - coup d'text - use of cellphones in bringing out crowds - media reporting & generating politics #FesMediaAsia
  • Perierra talks about importance of celebrity. Lists formula for poliitical success in Philippines - Estrada, Pacquiao, etc #FesMediaAsia
  • "Ideal combination: guns, goons, gold + celebrity" - Pertierra #FesMediaAsia
  • Major route to political office in #PH is through CELEBRIFICATION aka connection with media #FESMediaAsia | Ring a bell?
  • "We live in media - not just through media. It's an integral part of every day life." - Pertierra #FesMediaAsia
  • "Age of proletarian media participation has been achieved." Pertierra @FesMediaAsia
  • Maria Ressa now presenting on social news network #fesMediaAsia
  • 2011 new take off point Arab Spring, Occupy as 2009 social media hit tipping point. @maria_ressa #FesMediaAsia
  • #PH @maria_ressa technology we are using rewiring our brain, emotion heightened, expectations and behavior shifting #FESMediaAsia
  • social media overtook porn in 2009 says @maria_ressa #FesMediaAsia
  • Social media rewiring of the brain @maria_ressa #FesMediaAsia
  • #PH @maria_ressa:L NEED TO CONNECT is on the third on Maslow Law of Need and affect to our oxytocin
  • New generation can't concentrate not doing well at school, but more engaged, more social and decides to act together @maria_ressa #FesMediaAsia
  • Former CNN reporter Maria Ressa has launched www.rappler.com . Very cool @maria_ressa #FesMediaAsia
  • 8 month old site Rappler has "mood meter" as well as comments @maria_ressa #FesMediaAsia
  • #PH @maria_ressa: Check out Rappler.com, interesting mood meter to help people decide what to read/consump #FESMediaAsia
  • Our world is like the movie "Inception" you go to the next level to change the current level faster! @maria_ressa #FesMediaAsia
  • Presentation done. Now we're in Q&A. Thanks for live tweeting @prem & @enda! #FesMediaAsia
  • Arguments against real name registration for internet user sin #KR: 1. Not effective/missed the goal 2. Security risk hacked by other party #FESMediaAsia
  • Great discussion. Coffee break!
  • We're doing World Cafe: small group discussions to take apart all presentations and decide agenda together. Small crowdsourcing? #FesMediaAsia
  • #FESMediaAsia, we're doing Knowledge café or World Café now, more info about the method: en.wikipedia.org
  • 4 clusters: 1. legal/political frameworks - what are the most pressing threats? Opportunities for removing or bypassing them? #FesMediaAsia
  • 2. Civic Activism - organizing, networking, mobilizing? How to maximize opportunities, remove obstacles? #FesMedia
  • 3. Parties/Politicians: how is digital media used by politicians? Maximize opportunities, remove obstacles? #FesMedia
  • 4. Public Sphere - people power's double-edged. How does social media help or hinder democracy? Long-term changes? #FesMediaAsia
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