Wednesday, March 16, 2011

EngageMedia - Environmental and Social Justice Portal

Not all web video is about the dollar or the ego stroke. EngageMedia is a social justice and environmental portal. The site seeks videos that address problems and solutions.

The video content that they host focuses on reporting, experimental videos and documentaries; however they are open to all types of video if it meets the subject area.

If you are in the Pacific/Asia region this is of particular interest because this allows folks from countries that are not represented in America or the international press. For example, in the Philippines section there is a video that talks about what happens when a natural disater affects a community.

From the web site:

EngageMedia is a non-profit media, technology and culture organisation. We use the power of video, the internet and free software technologies to create social and environmental change. We believe independent media and free and open technologies are fundamental to building the movements needed to challenge social injustice and environmental damage, as well as to providing and presenting solutions.

Some of the videos have been created by individuals, non-profit organizations and other groups. If you are willing to expand your knowledge beyond your nightly newscast these is a place to video, learn from and, if you are in the Asian/Pacific region consider making a video contribution to the site.

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