Information Access - Articles Archive
from January 27, 2007 to November 9, 2006


The expression "digital divide" refers to the existing gap between those who can use new digital technologies and those who can’t. This is a key issue of today’s society, since it also provokes a distinction between those who can access certain information and those who are ... read more

Livia Iacolare - January 27, 2007
 

A recent report by BBC has brought to light the existence of an infamous clinical trial business that is spreading in the developing countries. Such business involves thousands of unaware patients that get drawn into experimenting new drugs without their explicit consent, sometimes under the wrong ... read more

Livia Iacolare - January 20, 2007
 

Mass media have long had a choke-hold on the construction of everyday reality, but independent film making is striking back, using the same tools as the propaganda machine to challenge the status quo. When the news is piped into our living rooms, we are served up ... read more

Michael Pick - January 19, 2007
 


This is the news indeed: Congress is considering sending critics to jail, and in particular it places its focus for preventive action on what should be the very source of government dissent and criticism in any democratic country: the grassroots. While not yet an official law, this ... read more

Robin Good - January 18, 2007
 

Net neutrality remains a hot topic in 2007 as the US congress discusses again around whether providing truly equal access to every publisher on the Internet will remain a fundamental right or whether those having greater financial capabilities can rule a preferred distribution highway for themselves. As ... read more

Robin Good - January 13, 2007
 

Product placement presents consumer products, brand names and locations to film and television production teams for inclusion in their projects. The goal is the one of raising brand awareness while selling the idea to movie production houses as a "clever" way to reduce their costs while ... read more

Robin Good - January 9, 2007
 

America is one of the first ports of call for those seeking asylum from oppressive regimes in which human rights violations make life unbearable. It is ironic, then, that in the post-9/11 landscape America has been responsible for hundreds - if not thousands - of breaches ... read more

Michael Pick - December 30, 2006
 

Iraq War: Bloggers And Independent Journalists Bring Back The News The Western Media Can't Touch - Iraq: The Hidden Story - Video Highlights Native Iraqi independent journalists and political bloggers engaged with real people on the ground level are bringing back the news that the Western media ... read more

Michael Pick and Robin Good - Channel 4 - December 23, 2006
 


9-11 Investigation: key facts and assumptions about the 9-11 tragedy are systematically dismantled and proven false by retired theologician and active book writer Prof. David Ray Griffin. His documentary video - 9-11: Myth Or Reality? has some valuable insight everyone with an open mind should ... read more

Robin Good - David Ray Griffin - December 16, 2006
 

Vinyl is everywhere. In any room of your house you are likely to find it, whether in the form of toys, bottles and electrical appliances or even the pipes carrying your water. To manufacturers it is thought of as a flexible friend - a plastic easy ... read more

Michael Pick - December 11, 2006
 

In this set of video footage from the 2004 tsunami, some interesting clips focusing on the issue of tsunami prevention, what could have been done and what should be done in the future to avoid similar tragedies from repeating themselves. The video clips shown here below explain ... read more

Robin Good - December 8, 2006
 

Tsunami 2004: video clips of survivors from the tsunami report their experience during the tragic moments when the gigantic wave hit the coastline. Some of these videos are coming from professional news sources like international TV stations and news agencies. To view the videos listed below you only ... read more

Robin Good - December 8, 2006
 

In this mini-collection of tsunami video clips are some of the most remarkable images of what the 2004 tsunami left after it hit the shores of many south Asian countries. From the east Africa coast to Malayisia and beyond, the effects of the gigantic tsunami wave have ... read more

Robin Good - December 8, 2006
 

Looking for tsunami video footage? Here finally are some of the most impressive tsunami video footage I have gathered from a multiplicity of sources (check credits for each). Thanks to the advent of online video publishing and free video sharing services I have now been able to ... read more

Robin Good - December 8, 2006
 
Restriction on free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions... "Protest and activism take many forms. Some people write their Congressperson... some initiate and sign petitions... some organize and participate in marches. Many donate their time, energy and hard-earned money. ... read more

FCCFU Editors - FCCFU.com - December 2, 2006
 

Pete Boardman is a cancer patient. He has first hand experience with our system of disease treatment, having been diagnosed with cancer and gone through the routine of surgery and chemotherapy. He believes that the treatment routine of our "modern" medicine may be oriented towards profit ... read more

Sepp Hasslberger and Pete Boardman - Health Supreme - December 2, 2006
 

Global Warming And Climate Change: Are Mass Media Reporting True Scientific Facts or Are They Spinning a Panic Wheel Again To Favour a Hidden Economic Agenda? Global warming and climate change are suddenly very hot topics in the global mass media. According to the UN Framework Convention ... read more

Michael Pick - November 20, 2006
 

Independent movie making has been given a new lease of life by the internet, allowing film makers across the world to get their message out to millions and counter the mass media propaganda machine. Using open media to spread the word virally, hugely popular online destinations ... read more

Michael Pick - November 18, 2006
 

Learning is ...acquiring knowledge or skill through study, experience or teaching... but also ...an increase in the capability for effective action...This definition emphasizes the importance of taking actions and achieving results vs. intellectual knowledge without application. Are my kids going to go to college? My answer is ... read more

Robin Good - Will Richardson [via George Siemens] - Weblogg-ed - November 16, 2006
 

Exclusive coverage - Robin Good's Media Network announces the launch of the ECI, European Citizens' Initiative and provides before any traditional media outlet (including the BBC), information, news and a full video intro to this grassroots direct democracy citizen initiative. In the age of ubiquitous participatory culture ... read more

Michael Pick - November 9, 2006
 

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