UTS, Sydney

UTS, Sydney

Originally uploaded by fredericknoronha.

That’s where I spent a few days in the past week. Nice place. Specially the fast Net access!

Some background:

OURMedia/NEUSTROSMedios is a “network and forum” made up of engaged academics and also involving media practitioners, activists, artists and policy-makers which supports the growth of what it terms the “democratic potential of community, alternative and ‘citizens’ media”.

It organised its sixth international conference in Sydney, Australia from April 9-13, 2007 at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the theme of this conference was Sustainble Futures: Roles and Challenges for Community, Alternate and Citizens’ Media in the 21st Century.

Some 70 participants from overseas attended the Sydney conference. OURMedia 6 claimed to have 130 presentations from people in 35 countries, representing over one hundred organisations.

More details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OURMedia/NEUSTROSMedios

Currently OURMedia/NEUSTROSMedios claims to have a network of over 500 persons from some 50 countries globally. It says that its “purpose” is to “connect scholars, practitionres, activists, artists, and policy-makers to provide spaces for dialogue and exchange”.

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