Re: the 'Democracy Wall' project in the United Kingdom
- just my opinion here but I would encourage the videos to be
for "insiders" one way or the other...supporters of one candidate or
the other with late-breaking info about rallies and news
a general reporting...again in my opinion...would not be as powerful
as would messages targeting a political "base"
i do understand that "democracy wall" may have more of a "get out
the vote" position but I still agree with what I said earlier
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "R. Kristiansen"
> I was approached by one of the guys behind "Democracy Wall" and hewould
> would like me to review the site, which is here:
> Instead of only me giving feedback on this project, I think it
> be better if we as a group could give comments on this project.sure
> I saw the .swf file and I find it interesting to broadcast video
> content to cell phones or PDA's in an election campaign. I am not
> how the people would react to video spam ;) but voters couldsubscribe
> to video and receive "vlog entries" on their cell phones.
> What do you think?
> Raymond M. Kristiansen
- Hello Drazen, all,
Thank you Drazen for your suggestions. I will take this up with our
Serbian friends. But in this case: The head office of GOS / GSS in
Belgrade has a decent dsl/"broadband" connection. At least the
political activists in Belgrade then could upload things to say
ourmedia.org and link to the files directly from their blog/homepage.
When it comes to more farout places like Jagodina (where I spend days
when I went to Serbia last time in November) or Zajecar in east
Serbia, I agree that an alliance with local TV stations is a good
thing. However, for instance in Jagodina, the situation is that
Markovic 'Palma' is Mayor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagodina). He
somewhat controls the content on the TV stations. In fact I think he
owns a few of them. Anyway, it's a great idea to have a hybrid, and we
are thinking something similar here in Norway - to get a major
mainstream TV station to buy a license from us to be able to use our
videos in a profit manner (we will otherwise use a non-profit Creative
We also need to find volunteers in Serbia or abroad who are bilingual
and are fast typists that can work volunteer as translators for us for
On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 17:59:08 -0000, Drazen Pantic <zen2dra@...> wrote:
> Sorry for tight schedule on Vloggercon - I had couple of meetings
> scheduled ahead of time. Obviously I am more then interested in your
> video blogging work in Serbia and broader ...
> The problem there might be that people do not have resources:
> broadband has just been introduced as a commercial service last month,
> cameras are not that wide-spread. So, obvious danger is that only
> urban elite will be able to participate in video blogging...
> An interesting approach might be to ally with local TV stations. There
> are hundreds of such in Serbia and they usually consist of 2-3 people
> with some equipment and a frequency for the local broadcast. How
> about is asking them to help people post video and then send clips to
> video blog and air some of the material via conventional TV
> distribution. Such a (video)bog/TV hybrid might be very interesting
> functional there ...