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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Filipina in Hyderabad

Having replaced writing blog entries for writing book chapters and conference papers since heading to grad school, it seems like this blog needs a bit more recent action!

Most recently, I had a grand adventure in Hyderabad, meeting up with old friends from the environment movement, Vikram and Aparna! Of course the legitimate reason for this green reunion was 100% academic. I shared research on online news reporting on climate change from the Philippines at the Asian Media Information and Communications Centre (AMIC) regional conference, hosted by the University of Hyderabad.

My presentation talked about how different the content of online reporting was between civil society bloggers and online journalists in talking about climate change policy at the 2009 Copenhagen Summit. While arguing for the need to look deeply into content variation, I focused a lot on the idea that alternative framing is what ultimately determines alternative content, which differentiates mainstream from alternative media.

I had no idea that this Filipina in Hyderabad would get a lot of questions from academics, apparently the radar graphs I used were a major draw! At least four different people in the audience approached me after the session to find out how such framing efforts could be visually illustrated!

It was an amazing experience to be in touch with such amazing researchers focused on environmental communications, especially Lecturer Maitreyee who talked about the indigenous communities of Orissa, India and Prof. Mohammed Zin Nordin from Penang, Malaysia, who served as our panel chair.

And the Paneer McSpicy (commercial from McDonald's India here!) plus mulberry digestive, alongside the walk on the lake with Vikram who works at WWF Hyderabad, and Aparna who does environment education with CEE's Hyderabad office made it a rockin' week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not only is it doing the right things that is important (praying, thinking the right way:::accepting humility, modesty, vulnerability, attoning for your sins) it is avoiding the wrong things as well:::"Go and sin no more".

There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture screamed racism when there is a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
People of color can't recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
To further illustrate this is why California's educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

The gods placed us all into our own corners of the globe. As such for thousands of years we spent time and reproduced with out own kind.
This is why mobilty/travel, biracial unions/offspring and partaking of other cultures is a sin::::
Each has it's own elements of disfavor, and by experiencing other cultures you are being exposed to these disfavors, which if people may adopt will make their state even worse than prior.
The United States has been considered a "melting pot" where rejects from around the world were sent when kicked out of their motherland.
Remember, this concept of cultural diversity is an element of the liberal platform the gods used to promote societal decay, revealed on the map with the "beast" that is the SanFranciscoBayArea and the spread of social deterioration that spread to the rest of the country and eventually to the entire globe.

Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
The gods used W to initiate the "Great Recession" with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don't::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of "desperation prayer" once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

I have showed you how to think the correct way, using an example to illustrate. Let's see how many "reverse positioning" examples you can find. There are more.