DeNardis describes Internet architecture as “arrangements of power.” What does she mean by this (and by extension, what does she mean by “architecture”)? As Raboy aptly emphasized, the pool of actors involved in the international conversation on internet governance expanded to include civil society actors during the NWICO gathering, where non-profit actors were able to … Continue reading Arrangements of Power Within Internet Governance
Everyone has a favorite news channel and publication from which they ingest and perceive the news of the day. The facts and interpretations that journalists choose to convey and omit greatly influences the message that an audience receives. Thusly, the way in which foreign reporters/correspondents portray their assigned country to their fellows in their home … Continue reading Differences in Opinion: the Landscape of International Journalism
As I wandered the streets of several European countries this past summer, there were numerous moments in which I made eye contact with Filipino locals in those countries. As a Filipina-American, I would smile at them each time and feel the same surge of familiarity that I felt when the same instance would happen back home in … Continue reading Diasporic Audiences and the Power of Media
Theories that do not account for the power of the individual also neglects the power of the social imaginary and effects of the family institution on an individual. The group of identifications of any individual greatly influences his or her political and/economic motivations. Marxist theories as well as Gramsci’s concept of hegemony depend upon the stratification … Continue reading Don’t Tell Trump He Has No Agency
As a kid, I was taught to believe that propaganda was a “Commie/fascist thing.” In other words, it was something evil that the United States, the world’s self-proclaimed hero, would never do. Such a notion was unconsciously transferred to me through the media — cartoons, movies, and any movie involving Soviet spies or Nazis. It was … Continue reading Disillusioned, but ok with it.