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No Logo: Naomi Klein talks briefly about globalization, branding, and alter-globalization movements

Produced by Sut Jhally's Media Education Foundation (www.mediaed.org), Naomi Klein (Author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine) talks briefly about the relationship between branding, globalization, and the alter-globalization movements that attempt to expose the stories behind the logos of everyday brands.

The Death of The Individual

Network (1976) is a film about the corporatization of the media. The story follows the members of a major network as it is bought out by a large conglomerate and is forced to sensationalize its news department in order to draw ratings. The movie itself is prophetic because it very nearly predicts the rise of reality television and a state of things where former notions of "authenticity" or "objectivity" in news reporting are irrelevant, taken over by editorialization.

Talfigh: Finding Blues in Traditional Persian Music

Talfigh is a Persian word used for the attempt to globalize but maintain one’s original essence as well. Not to imitate, but to mix two “cultures,” ideals, etc., in a way that the result resembles neither and both at the same time. The following film captures Mohsen Namjoo’s attempt to find Blues in Iranian traditional music. This is called Talfigh. The movie is in Persian

Graffiti in Europe

Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions, to others it is merely vandalism. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly evolving artform whose value is highly contested, being reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.

GLOBAL FUSION CONFERENCE 2008

Oct 31 2008 - 12:00am
Nov 2 2008 - 11:59pm
Etc/GMT-4

GLOBAL FUSION CONFERENCE 2008
Ohio University Inn and Conference Center
Athens, OH, Friday Oct. 31 thru. Sunday Nov. 2, 2008

The purpose of the Global Fusion Conference series is to promote academic
excellence in international-intercultural communications studies worldwide.
These conferences bring together scholars and professionals interested in
mass communication, journalism, comparative broadcasting, diplomacy,
transnational communication, advertising, new communications technologies,
media economics and privatization, cultural effects, visual communication,

Iran: Rap Against the West

IRAN'S OWN EMINEM RAPS FOR ISLAM

With his desire to purge Iranian culture of the un-Islamic influence of 'decadent western music', President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad needs all the allies he can get.

But now he has support in the unlikely form of Kiarash Alimi, a teenage Iranian musician who has taken up rap to persuade fellow youth their tastes are misguided.

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