Participatory content creation: Voice, communication and development

Tacchi, J, Watkins, J and Keerthirathne, K 2009, 'Participatory content creation: Voice, communication and development', Development in Practice, vol. 19, no. 4&5, pp. 573-584.


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Title Participatory content creation: Voice, communication and development
Author(s) Tacchi, J
Watkins, J
Keerthirathne, K
Year 2009
Journal name Development in Practice
Volume number 19
Issue number 4&5
Start page 573
End page 584
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article uses the example of a mobile mixed media platform - a converted three-wheeled auto-rickshaw - in Sri Lanka in order to explore whether and how content-creation activities can enable marginalised communities to have a voice. It draws upon research into participatory content-creation activities conducted in 15 locations across India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The main findings are: the need to pay attention to context when thinking about what might be locally appropriate, relevant, and beneficial in terms of participatory content creation; the benefits that can be gained from creatively reaching out to and engaging marginalised groups and encouraging a diversity of voices; the usefulness of locally produced content for generating local debate around local issues; and the benefits of encouraging participation at all stages of content creation, so that content is locally meaningful and might lead to positive social change.
Subject Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) South Asia
rights
technology
Copyright notice © Copyright 2008 Taylor and Francis
ISSN 0961-4524
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