Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication

New Media in the Former Soviet Union: Civil Society, New Media, and the Future of Development

Sponsored by the International Development Forum

in partnership with the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Commuinication, the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Institute for Development Studies, and Internews

Friday, October 22, 2010



9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Mobilizing New Media in Crisis Environments

Moldova: New communications technology in political crisis

Caucasus: Citizen/new media journalism in conflict regions

Russian wildfires: Crowdsourcing and Ushahidi in emergency situations

Kyrgyzstan: The blogosphere as a source of information in a situation of conflict


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: The Convergent Newsroom in the Former Soviet Union

Convergent Newsroom in Tajikistan "Leapfrogging" and other solutions for a low-tech, and low-resource media environment.

Convergent Newsroom in Russia: Activating civil society and user generated content in traditional media

Convergent newsroom development: Small markets and the recession




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