From the fall of the Soviet Union to the Arab Spring to today’s continuing conflicts, media have played a decisive role in political affairs across the globe driving the revolutionary changes shaping today’s new world. This is the first book presenting a comprehensive look at the emergence of media as a primary actor and not merely an observer, of global affairs.
As the founder and CEO of Internews, the world’s largest non-governmental media development organization, David Hoffman has had a backstage pass to many of the seminal world political upheavals in recent years. In these pages we see how media have been used for good and bad, and how with the rise of digital technology, the power of media to intervene in global affairs is in the hands of everyone– including you. Citizens Rising examines media’s historic impact and offers a roadmap to the future.
David Hoffman is the Emmy Award-winning President Emeritus and Founder of Interews, a global non-profit that has pioneered media development and independent journalism. Internews has helped build thousands of television and radio stations in more than 90 countries.
‘CITIZENS RISING IS A RIVETING, EXHILARATING EXPLORATION OF HOW NEW MEDIA AND OLD ARE CHANGING THE WORLD. BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE CONCERNED ABOUT NOT JUST THE TECH’ BUT THE BROADER CONTEXT OF JOURNALISM TODAY’ –ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS, CHIEF FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
‘A STIRRING BOOK SHOWS HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY GRANTS A VOICE TO CITIZENS, THREATENS THE MOST BRUTAL DICTATORS, AND HOWEVER UNEVENLY, PROMISES A BETTER TOMORROW’ –KEN AULETTA, THE NEW YORKER