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Photographs That Change Society
Light Stalking looks at seven iconic photographs and how they changed perceptions of events that most had only read about, if they had heard anything about a particular issue at all.
For example, in this 1980 photograph by Mike Wells a foreign missionary in Uganda holds the hand of a starving boy. A massive famine at the time killed 21% of the population including 60% of all infants. 
Wells’ photograph later became the 1980 World Press Photo of the Year and brought famine into public consciousness. Simply, photographs like these — and the additional coverage they prompted — inspired people to act to end an ongoing tragedy.
Light Stalking: 7 Photographs That Show Society’s Debt to Photography.

Photographs That Change Society

Light Stalking looks at seven iconic photographs and how they changed perceptions of events that most had only read about, if they had heard anything about a particular issue at all.

For example, in this 1980 photograph by Mike Wells a foreign missionary in Uganda holds the hand of a starving boy. A massive famine at the time killed 21% of the population including 60% of all infants. 

Wells’ photograph later became the 1980 World Press Photo of the Year and brought famine into public consciousness. Simply, photographs like these — and the additional coverage they prompted — inspired people to act to end an ongoing tragedy.

Light Stalking: 7 Photographs That Show Society’s Debt to Photography.

KONY 2012 More Popular than iPad HD on Twitter

Apple’s new iPad HD announcement yesterday could not keep pace with a documentary film about Uganda’s Invisible Children among users of Twitter. 

Uganda, Invisible Children and (hash)stopkony were among the top 10 trending terms on Twitter among both the worldwide and U.S. audience on Wednesday night, ranking higher than New iPad or Peyton Manning. Twitter’s top trends more commonly include celebrities than fugitive militants.

FJP: While social media may some day bring the fugitive Kony to justice, it’s remarkable that an online movement can usurp the spotlight from a giant like Apple, even if just for a day.

Today is World Population Day and to commemorate it, ViewChange.org is showcasing 20 films about population issues.

Shown here is “Love and Life: Live on Air”, the story of a 20-year-old Ugandan radio journalist who hosts a show that attempts to dispel myths and misunderstandings about (safe) sex.

From the transcript:

RADIO HOST
Hey yo, what’s up guys? This is the Straight Talk radio show. It is fun, educative and hilarious. Stay tuned.

RADIO CALLER 1
Dear Straight Talk radio: If I put toothpaste on my penis before sex, will my girlfriend get pregnant?

RADIO CALLER 2
Dear Straight Talk: I’ve missed my period for two months. Am I pregnant?

VOICEOVER
Uganda, in east Africa, has many problems relating to sexual and reproductive health. In lots of cases, young people’s lack of sex education is to blame.

MAN 1
Is it true that if you drink a lot soda and have sex with an HIV-infected person, you cannot get the virus?

The rest of this documentary can be viewed on ViewChange.org.

Cyber culture emanates from cyber activism influenced by globalisation and imperialistic desires to create a new world order based on a virtual human. What has happened in this region cannot be described as revolutions, but rather a cyber effect propounded by cyber activists propagated from the West…

…Cyber weapons target vulnerable educated youth, “the dot com generation” who are mobilised into cyber addicts with a radical zeal of causing a generation change irrespective of the means it takes. The activist tends to be lost in their own world completely detached from their cultural heritage.

Ugandan Police Commissioner Andrew Kaweesi calling for increased government control over the Internet. 

Uganda has ordered its three major ISPs to block access to Facebook and “Tweeter” in order to “eliminate the connection and sharing of information that incites the public.”

There is need to regulate Internet for security reasons.