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Sixty Years of Army Broadcasting in Israel: The Anomaly of Galei Tzahal

November 22, 2011
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Using extensive archive materials and in-depth interviews with the station’s commanders, Soffer examinse how military broadcasts—ostensibly foreign to the democratic experience—have become a symbol of pluralism, journalistic freedom, and (in some historical periods) the cultural avant-garde in Israel. He also analyzes how the station has adapted to changes in the developing Israeli media.

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Maker Culture: China’s Emerging Economy of D.I.Y. and Open Technology Production

November 16, 2011
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

In this talk, Lindtner traces through ethnographic detail how these values of tinkering, open source and hands-on technology production are taken up and mobilized in a hacker and co-working space in Shanghai, China.

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Global Experiences of Media Reform: Activists and Academics Speak on Localism and Consolidation

November 8, 2011
04:00PM - 06:30PM

Temple University

Bringing together academics and activists whose work focuses on changing media policy and practices in these contexts, this event will highlight the efforts to gain access to communications systems in times of information deprivation and crisis. Panelists will address media policy, justice, activism, state involvement in media systems, and the meaning of a free press in the Americas.

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ICT4D@Penn Seminar Series: Phone-based Tools for Community Health Workers

November 3, 2011
04:00PM - 05:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

In this talk, Neal Lesh will provide an overview of some recent efforts in ‘eHealth’ and ‘mHealth’ and discuss his experiences with implementing CommCare, a phone based tool for Community Health Workers that has been used over the last four years in sub-Saharan Africa and India. Dr. Lesh will provide an overview of the tool, discuss challenges, lessons learned, and some recent successes.

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