August 17, 2015 Leave a comment
#CDNpoli #Reporter’s ejection from @PMHarper #rally fits pattern of #hostility to #media http://ow.ly/R0Jmp
Media related stuff from around the world
July 25, 2015 Leave a comment
The Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers is unique in its kind as it focuses specifically on the application of international legal principles to the work of journalists. It includes decisions and recommendations made by international and regional bodies and courts in relation to various aspects of freedom of speech, including: international sources of law giving rise to freedom of expression and freedom of information principles; defamation; the right to privacy; protection of public order and morality; and national security and state secrets.
July 25, 2015 Leave a comment
“…This week, Ron Haviv described to me the first time one of his photographs changed history.
The acclaimed war photographer was surrounded by his life’s work, which is now on exhibit in New York’s Anastasia Photo gallery. At age 23, Haviv took a photograph of supporters of Panamanian dictator General Manuel Noriega beating the country’s recently elected opposition vice president.
What is striking about the image is not just the crimson blood covering the man’s shirt. It is the Panamanian soldier standing a few feet away—doing nothing to protect him. The photograph appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report. Months later, President George H.W. Bush cited the riveting image in his speech justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama….”
July 15, 2015 Leave a comment
24 minutes | A video exposing a flawed claim often abused in the sales pitch for promoting shale gas development across the world: “With a history of 60 years, after nearly a million wells drilled, there are…
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.filmsforaction.org
"…A video exposing a flawed claim often abused in the sales pitch for promoting shale gas development across the world:
"With a history of 60 years, after nearly a million wells drilled, there are no documented cases that hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) has lead to the contamination of groundwater."
Brought to you by the team behind the upcoming South African feature documentary, Un•earthed, that is investigating natural gas development and the controversial method of extraction known as "fracking" from a global perspective. Should South Africa and other countries drill down?…."
July 14, 2015 Leave a comment
Public Photography is No Crime | PEN Canada.
“…In particular, we wish to state that it is not a criminal offence for individuals to photograph or film police officers as they go about their duties, and that police officers are not allowed to confiscate a person’s camera or recording equipment (including phones), force them to delete images, or otherwise prevent them from taking photographs or filming in public places. We also wish to clarify the law when it comes to taking pictures or filming on private property that is open to the public. People are welcome to take pictures or film in malls, transportation centres, and the like, unless posted signs specifically prohibit it, or until they are requested to desist by a representative of the owners of the property. In such an instance, though the owners or their representatives (such as a security guard) are within their right to request a halt to any further photographic activities, they have no legal right to force the deletion or destruction of photos that have already been taken. The publication of these photos is a separate issue and may be affected by other applicable laws.
We are especially concerned about the way recent trends in enforcement of non-existent prohibitions on photography and filming are affecting members of the press.
At no time, and under no circumstances, is anyone in Canada subject to arrest for the simple act of taking a photograph or filming
This document is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of all laws as they pertain to photography and filming. The issue is complicated and depends to some extent on laws that vary from province to province and municipality to municipality….”
July 8, 2015 Leave a comment
This City III – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Deadline: August 1st, 2015
Disciplines: Activism, Art Education, Collaboration, Community, Conceptual Gardening Theory, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Experimental, Film & Video
, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Other, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts.
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Duration: 3 weeks. Programming begins mid-September to early October 2015 (flexible).
Eligibility: Establishing and Professional Artists are welcome to apply.
Costs / Support: There are no costs to the artist except for travel. The artist will be paid for their exhibition, workshop and/or artist talk(s) along with accommodations and a daily stipend. Although travel costs are not covered, YK ARCC will write a support letter for CCA travel grant upon request. Housing and artist studio are provided.
Program Description: In Yellowknife, a city of approximately 20,000 inhabitants, homelessness is undeniably disproportionate and affordable housing options are limited. On the other hand, there is an abundance of unoccupied space in town. These spaces could be used in creative ways to display art and generate dialogue about how space is used in our town. Finding creative solutions is on our agenda.
“This City III” is a project that falls in line with finding creative solutions to our city’s complex, intersectional needs. For its third year running “This City III” continues to address social concern and engage our community through the use of art.
YK ARCC is looking for an artist to take to the streets and explore our city– our community, the locals, our local economies, our spaces, and create a project that offers findings, questions, and/or commentary relevant to our city. We ask that the project take place outside of the white box in order to further the opportunities for community engagement and reinforce the values of the project.
Duties & Responsibilities: The artist is responsible for the research, development and completion of their own project in line with “This City III”, including: one measurable needs assessment, one artist talk, and one workshop (that lends itself to the project at hand) and finally one presentation of the work in form of exhibition/performance/installation/etc.
Applications: Please send anything you find relevant to show your interest areas and previous works to: ykarcc [at] gmail.com. Make sure you include a short text explaining your motivation to come and work on this particular project. Optionally you can include a short description of a project you wish to realize here. CVs are not necessary but accepted. There is no fee to apply. A committee of local artists will look at applications on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible.
Application Deadline is August 1st 2015
June 25, 2015 Leave a comment
Blame the #NWT government, we, it’s citizens were not consulted on this…
“…The federal government pledged $500,000 to fund the campaign and in a letter to Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Valcourt invited provincial and territorial jurisdictions to match the remaining $500,000 cost of the project.
Valcourt wrote the mobile app will provide “information, tools and support that aboriginal women and girls need to make informed choices, whether they are confronting violence, or seeking information regarding its prevention.”
Dawn Harvard, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, said creation of the app suggests victims are to blame….”
Originally posted on RED POWER MEDIA:
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announces funding for new mobile app
Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt is being accused of victim blaming after announcing funding for a new online anti-violence campaign, aimed at aboriginal women and girls.
A mobile app, called A4W Live, was launched on Saturday. It’s part of a national initiative called Action for Women, which focuses on violence prevention among indigenous youth, including information and articles on dating, celebrities, bullying and identifying domestic abuse.
The federal government pledged $500,000 to fund the campaign and in a letter to Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Valcourt invited provincial and territorial jurisdictions to match the remaining $500,000 cost of the project.
Valcourt wrote the mobile app will provide “information, tools and support that aboriginal women and…
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June 23, 2015 Leave a comment
Karl Baden should have known better.
I mean, what was he thinking, casually snapping a few pictures as dramatic sunlight broke through the clouds after one of last week’s late spring rainstorms? From the front seat of his car in a suburban Boston Trader Joe’s parking lot, of all places? What is he, nuts?
Image credits: All photographs © Karl Baden/Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston MA
June 17, 2015 Leave a comment
Anonymous @OpCyberPrivacy Attacks @PMHarper Government Websites To Protest Bill C-51 http://ow.ly/OseOJ #TangoDown #CDNpoli