US Election Results Highlight Importance of CSFilm’s Mission

November 11, 2016

The Messenger is the Message: US Media’s role in election outcome has reaffirmed CSFilm’s commitment to strengthening the public’s understanding of social and economic concerns – whether at home or abroad – from the local perspective. News media is too centralized, top-down and isolated. Learning about ‘the other,’ whether it be Aghans, Haitians, blue-collar workers or new immigrants, is mostly done by the mainstream media through the eyes of outsiders.

Suggested reading:
Kill the Messenger – The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World, Maria Armoudian, armoudian.com

“What role do the media play in creating the conditions for atrocities…Conversely, can the media be used to preserve democracy and safeguard the hyman rights of all citizens in a diverse society?”

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