With Nelson Mandela’s death today, there is a need to remember what the anti-apartheid struggle was all about. While Meredith Burgmann provided an account of how it developed in the 1970s, much of the action was in the 1980s.
Aspects of that struggle can be forgotten, such as how central the trade unions were, or how most on the conservative side of politics were opposed to sanctions against apartheid South Africa (with some honourable exceptions, such as Malcolm Fraser). A
Reposted from Polity independent Blog.
There has been a major international debate in recent years about whether creative industries provide new opportunities for developing countries to benefit economically from their abundant cultural resources. Studies such as UNCTAD’s Creative Economy reports, as well as UNESCO’s Creative Economy 2013 report, have identified ways in which the creative industries offer new opportunities for culturally sustainable economic development.
I discuss these policies in my book Global Creative Industries. UNCTAD recommends understanding cultural policy in developing
I presented on the uses of social media such as Twitter by emergency management officials and media at the International Communications Association Regional Conference in Shanghai, China. The paper can be accessed here. There was a slight delay in posting due to the overzealous management of social media in the PRC, which extends to the incendiary media that is Powerpoint.
Ica shanghai presentation nov 13 from Terry Flew