Category Archives: BCM310 (Emerging Issues in Media and Communication)

Major Project: The Other Woman

Video Description ‘The Other Woman’ is a critique of Western Orientalist representations of on Arab Women. Through this visual essay, I explore the ways digital media is able to provide Arab women with a platform to represent their lives the … Continue reading

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The hidden cost of unawareness

The hidden cost of media use is a relatively new area of interest. It seems like every day I’m discovering the true extent to which everyday items, digital and material, are derived from exploitation of the Global South and environmental damage. … Continue reading

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Privacy is dead.

We have reached a point where we are so embedded in a surveillance culture that people automatically alter themselves to fit into it. This was one of the (many) points that Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower, made in the acclaimed documentary ‘Citizenfour’, … Continue reading

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Disabled people aren’t here to inspire you.

The ethics of looking at perceived suffering as a source of inspiration is something that has long come under debate. Renowned filmmaker Susan Sontag (2003), argued that looking at ‘suffering’ is intended to be inspiring to the viewer. By looking … Continue reading

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When Vlogging Becomes Social Activism

This year marks Youtube’s 10th birthday, so The Guardian (2015) had a look into the evolution of Youtube. The notable development for 2014?  “Abuse on Youtube.”  It is important to note that abuse on Youtube has been an issue for a number of years, … Continue reading

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