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Doc Next photographer (18) premiers in Warsaw gallery.

18 year old Karol Komorowski is now premiering his  work at the Lookout Gallery in Warsaw, Poland. Karol is a talented photographer representing the youngest generation, standing on the threshold of his caree. His exhibition ‘Debiut’ consists of two projects: In the Dark and Girls.Karol Komorowski is one of this year Polska.doc participants – a programme run within Doc Next Network’s framework.

Read more about Karol Komorowski exhibition at polska.doc.e.org.pl and at the website of Lookout Gallery.

All images on this page are by Karol Komorowski.

More than four hours a day on the internet

Young people are attached to their mobile phones… But do they still use landlines? Is online television as popular as ‘regular’ television? What is the most popular games console among today’s young people across Europe? And what are the biggest differences between European countries in terms of how they use media today?

The answers to these questions – and more – can be found in the first European-wide Youth Media Trend Report (2011-2011), which was commissioned by the Youth & Media Programme of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).

The extensive research was carried out by the Belgian research centre Trendwolves, which looked at media use among young people aged between 15 and 25 in five European countries: Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and Croatia.

Researchers mapped how young people use media in each of these five countries, focusing specifically on social networks, internet, telephone, television, radio, newspapers, magazines and games.

The first Youth Media Trend Report of its kind identifies different media landscapes across Europe and represents an important step in measuring, observing and revealing changes in the way young people use their media.

Page from: European-wide Youth Media Trend Report (2011-2011)

With this research, ECF aims to provide broad access to exclusive data to cultural, political and media organisations and professionals working on youth and media policies and programmes. The research is designed to fill a gap for the cultural sector, which is often deprived from mere facts and figures, unlike the business sector, in which such research data are used for designing successful marketing strategies and forecasting trends.

Interested in finding out more? Download the report in infographics here.

For inquiries on how to access the full report, please contact mweijs@eurocult.org

Doc Next Media Collection

This film was made by Pavlos Stamatis (born 1989) from Greece. “This particular film has been influenced by the current situation in my country..”

Doc Next Network is collecting videos, stories, photos and other media art productions of all sorts of young people. With our focus on young, emerging European documentary-makers and opinion-formers, we are building up a broad collection of (alternative) documentaries.

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“Local Heroes” workshop in Eskisehir wrapped up!

“Eskişehir’in Yerel Kahramanları” konulu Youth MODE Eskişehir Belgesel Film Atölyesi başarıyla sonlandı!

18-24 Nisan 2011 tarihlerinde düzenlenen atölyede 15 katılımcı önce Anadolu Universitesi İletişim Bilimleri Fakültesi’nde belgesel film yapımı, senaryo oluşturma, dijital kamera kullanımı ve montaj konularında iki günlük eğitime girdi; daha sonra 3 gün boyunca gruplar halinde kısa belgesel filmlerin çekimlerini tamamladı. En son 2 günde filmlerin kurgusu gerçekleştirildi. 25 Nisan’da ise filmlerin gösterimi yapıldı. Tüm filmler yakında yayınlanıyor olacak.

Ilgın Aksoy, Şengül Moral ve Gamze Akan İÇİMİZDEN BİRİ adlı filmi; Merih Yıldırım, Ayşenur Uyanık ve Halil İbrahim Gökcan DİNLE NEY’DEN adlı filmi; İbrahim Zateri, Gözde Karadağ ve Kübra Yurtseven KOŞULSUZ adlı filmi; Ayşegül Kara, Yusuf Ziya Esencan, Müge Şahin ve Eren Babacan KRİSTAL UMUTLAR adlı filmi; Ahmet Demir ve Karan Düzyol da KİM-İM-İZ adlı filmi tamamladılar.

Devamını okumak ve atölye fotoğraflarını görmek için tıklayın.

To read more and to view the workshop slideshow click here.

Technology hero myth?

Nathan Goldberg reminds us that the driving force behind the current popular freedom movements is brave men and women, not the technology hero myth. There was a time when all you had to do to make a revolution revolve was throw yourself in front of a tank or set yourself alight.

Not now. You need to bring a mobile phone at least to the barricades before storming. Smartphone is even better. Then you wave it at the non new media savvy media and before you can say Mark Zuckerberg, be praised, the head of this revolution is Fidel Facebook.

The story now goes that the Arab uprisings unseating the tyrants are successful because of the power of Facebook and its comrade Che Twitter. This is disrespectful, hero myth nonsense, the driving force of the revolution is anger and in many cases tremendous courage of people who are being slain and face death for the sake of a better future, one that many of us take for granted.
Any of the techie journalists and others who are now salivating at the thought of being part of the revolution, thanks to the social networks, albeit from behind a computer scene, are simply having a good old fashioned, vicarious wank.

However, as in all good stories, there is also a truth. It is that the ghastly regimes around the world are on notice. The social media has you covered. Your crimes will never again go unnoticed. There is a new truth out there and it will find you out. And as much as China bans the social media, even its day will come when it has to account for its wrongs against its own people.

Fact, most young people rely on Facebook, Twitter to get their voice heard, the western media is fast becoming surplus to demands. That way their message gets out unvarnished, it’s what they want.
It will not save some of those people from perishing. Yes the truth will out, but as it does the lights will go out in the lives of so many young people, killed by weapons ironically supplied by the arms dealers such as UK premier David Cameron to tyrants around the globe.
If it is important we know who the real heroes of the revolution are, we must also be aware of the villains. All of them.

By Nathan Goldberg, originally published on wowdewow.co.uk.