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Philippines is a country in Asia and is one of the South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). They were one of the first countries in the continent to try and use e-voting in their last presidential elections.
The Philippines is one of the most corrupt countries in Asia and vote buying, bribery etc. is very common. It is also one of the poorest countries, with a huge population that earns less than a dollar a day. It is also interesting to note that the Philippines is a Catholic…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments
Our second chat session dealt with a topic which I feel quite comfortable talking about because I've read quite a bit about it and have attended numerous workshops and conference on it: Social Media.
The chat session focused primarily on using social media in a newspaper outlet and how it can be used to help with dwindling readership. This is a topic of great concern for many newspapers, especially in the developed world where the number of people buying newspapers has been falling…Continue
Posted on June 26, 2012 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment
I would like to introduce everyone to a new book just released and published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Asia) in which I also wrote one chatper about social media in Thai news outlets.
The link is as follows: http://www.kas.de/medien-asien/en/publications/31322/
I invite you to take a look and welcome your comments!
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment
My first chat session was very interesting and a very fruitful experience. I got a chance to meet my new classmates and to learn more about what participation is, not only e-partipation, but participation in general. I think we all agree that participating involves not only speaking but also listening and taking into consideration what people have to say. With "e-participation," we discussed technological barriers that prevent some people from participating. With the ditigal natives being so…Continue
Posted on June 18, 2012 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments