Media Musings Blog Archive Communicating for Cultural Change Although the distinction between blogging and social media is becoming less overt, their combined power cannot be ignored.
I think the use of these cultural tools has evolved to a point burberry outfits where they are more than merely a form of commentary about the world around us. Instead, they are actively shaping discourse and social agenda. It uses one day per year to raise the public profile of a chosen social issue.In our journalism degree our ages may differ, but we are all considered eitherdigital natives or at least digitally savvy. This means we have a direct connection to current online revolution.Blogging, communication, culture, Human Rights, Right Now, Social mediaPosted under: BloggingDated: Oct 11 2013I think you're bang on about the power of blogs and other forms of social media to shape international discourse and raise awareness about certain issues. Publishing online is one of the easiest and most accessible ways for marginalised voices to put forward their views and experiences.The blogs that came out of Baghdad during the Iraq War are an obvious example of that. 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