Alternative Radio (Aust.)
PO Box 780 Morwell
Victoria 3848 Australia
"Media Circus is a gathering of people who create, consume, critique and distribute media content that challenges, questions, expresses and celebrates our culture, our society and the way we live". First held in Melbourne in 1999 the Media Circus events are focused around ways in which the top down approach to main stream media can be broken down and replaced by more representative cultural expressions. "Strategic Activism" explores some of the dilemmas facing activists as they engage with issues on behalf of peoples who may have a different culture and experience from their own.
Geert Lovink is a Dutch born media theorist who has travelled and worked extensively both here and overseas. He has written widely about media and net culture and strategies.
Gabrielle Lafitte has been working with the Tibetan community for over 20 years to assist them in their struggles. His experiences offer him a unique perspective on modernity and its compulsions. As well as being an activist he in demand as a commentator on the new corporate economy and the manufacture of new human needs in many forums.
Joining Geert and Gabrielle on the platform was Naomi Klien the Canadian activist and award winning author of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.
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