‘Communicate to mobilise to communicate’. The WSF has been referred to as an emergent global public sphere; however, little systematic attention has been paid to how media and communication are implicated in making it ‘global’ and ‘public’.
I’m heading off to Tunis to participate in the World Social Forum. The above linked article is a wonderful discussion of emergent and innovative media strategies of forum participants. This definitely fits into my conception of organic media practice and is one more example of how grassroots media can help transform the media ecosystem.