[WSIS CS-Plenary] My new gig: the Media Research Hub
ldmisekfalkoff at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 21:19:07 GMT 2006
Good indeed great news from Rik. Congratulations, so well deserved, from all
who have been working with Rik and all who will be, a fruitfully expanding
network in itself.
Rick is so very outstanding with groups and with individuals also;
congratulations go out to his new project immediate colleagues as well..
With best wishes, L. D. Misek-Falkoff, Ph.D., J.D.
National Disability Party, People with Pain International;
International Disability Caucus;
Communications Coordination Committee for the U.N. *Respectful Interfaces*
and *International Forum For Respectful Interfaces* [IFFRI]. Nets
On 3/24/06, Rik Panganiban <rikp at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As colleagues of mine working in relevant fields, I wanted to give you all
> a heads up on the new project I'm working on related to media reform and
> The Social Science Research Council (http://www.ssrc.org), a distinguished
> non-profit that supports social science research in the public interest, has
> hired me as the program coordinator of their "Necessary Knowledge for a
> Democratic Public Sphere" program (http://www.ssrc.org/programs/media/).
> My job will be to help bring together media reform advocates with media
> researchers so they can collaborate more effectively together. There is
> apparently a huge need for better coordination and communication among
> activists and academics in the field of media reform. Our main mechanism
> for facilitating this will be the launch next month of an online "*Media
> Research Hub*" that will support a broad community of media reform actors
> with various tools for collaboration and information sharing.
> It's a rather dramatic departure from my United Nations portfolio of the
> past 10 years or so. But I will remain engaged with international public
> policy issues, which is wonderful. And I will get to work on cutting-edge
> stuff like the effect of the blogosphere on traditional media, broadband
> access to underserved areas, community wifi, low power FM, and lots of other
> cool new media areas.
> The good news is that we have the funding to support various activities
> such as sponsoring targeted research, supporting interns, and organizing
> physical meetings to link key actors. But as a first step we are going to
> want to make sure that we are linking to the most relevant and active
> networks of media reform activists and academics. If you have suggestions
> for networks and coalitions that I should plug into, particularly outside of
> the US, that would be really helpful.
> (Note that my new work contact details are below.)
> Regards and Do Stay in Touch,
> Rik Panganiban
> Program Coordinator
> Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere
> Social Science Research Council
> 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
> New York NY 10019
> PH: 212.377.2700 x 644
> FX: 212.245.4232
> email: <panganiban at ssrc.org>panganiban at ssrc.org
> Web: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/media
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