This video is based on a new book entitled Media and Development (Zed Books) by Martin Scott
"There are now more mobiles in the world than toothbrushes. And by 2015, there will be more mobile accounts than people. But participatory communication does not always work. Who gets to speak for the community, and what happens if it leads to conflict?"
This fascinating video, based on Scott's book, was produced by David Girling, created by Sarah Menard, directed by Jason Toal and narrated by Diana González Botero. Girling writes and edits a blog entitled Social Development and Media, which examines the role of social and traditional media in highlighting global poverty, inequality and various aspects of the Millennium Development Goals.
Gist and Scott also teach a graduate-level course (and a forthcoming undergraduate degree) on Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.