Tag: policy

by Aaditeshwar Seth

I attended an Ashoka conference in New Delhi yesterday on rural innovation and farming. There were so many new things I realized about agriculture’s deep rooted connections with culture, society and the economy that I decided to immediately write about it before the memories fade. Plus. I watched Avatar later in the evening, which was […] more »

by Aaditeshwar Seth

India has been quite a latecomer to this promising channel of people empowerment through community media. Until late 2006, only educational institutions were allowed to set up campus radio stations having a transmission range of 10-15km. The scope was only recently expanded to also include non-profit agencies, agricultural research institutes, and schools, to set up […] more »

by Guy Berger

There are a couple of delays in implementing our Iindaba Ziyafika – the news is coming project around cellphone journalism, supported by the Knight Foundation – but the tardy policy context in South Africa is also a constraint. At present in South Africa, at least six out of ten adults have access to cellphones, but […] more »

by Gail Robinson

One reason Gotham Gazette has long been intrigued by the idea of so-called serious games is that they offer another way to tell a story. And the more methods one uses to tell a story, the more people will read (or hear, or watch, or play) that story. As a site on NYC policy and […] more »

by Gail Robinson

The staff of Gotham Gazette is counting down to the day later this fall when our first online game goes up on our site. It’s been an interesting process getting us this far. First, of course, we needed a concept. In some respects, this was the easy part as brainstorming sessions over the summer produced […] more »