Repressive regime cause more production for videos (Week 5)

Labanese artist Rabih Mroué who had given an interview Radikal Newspaper’s columnist Pınar Öğünç said that our perception and production are affected by smart phone and their video recording. For instance, huge group of people had mobilized in Tunis, Egypt and Yemen after that videos. Active producers and/or citizens had recorded enemys (US army) who had acted in hostile and perniciously. On the other hand, US soldier was used video recording for propaganda at the same time.
The example above shows that alternative videos are vital. Records, which by citizens or active producers had recorded, are shown some tv channel or internet, state’s and people’s attitudes towards events affect. Therefore, occasionally, states are blocking some television channels or internet which allow shown that. Whereas, this records are indicator for democratical participation.
Government’s neo-liberal theory is content to rely on elected officials to represent the interests to citizens within a legally-structured political and economic framework, participatory theory seeks to involve citizens more directly in the democratic process (Held 1987, 4). Alternative media and alternative ways have not old history in Turkey like Europe, US or Argentina. Alternative film, video and television recently increase in Turkey. In last decade, limited participant television channels, for example +1 tv and halk tv, are broadcasting on satellite and internet. Nonetheless, wide range of television channels are broadcasting proper for mainstream media and dominant goverment. Particularly video and participant communication increase with cost-effective technology. Hence, youth who uses smart phone and some tecnology were very effective at the Gezi or Berkin Elvan’s protests. Those videos were remarkable and important with their discourse.
In that case, videos which are recorded by active producers are important. Especially protest demonstration videos which are shown grassroot’s real reaction against politic process are shown on internet. Therefore, frequently Youtube and social media like Twitter are forbidden in Turkey by goverment. As a consequence, more videos, documentary and film are shown in film festivals and on the different internet channel. Repressive regime cause more production for videos.

Public Ground of Interaction

Public Access Television first emerged in Canada and spread to the USA during the 1960s until the 2000s. It is a free speech program, where random people get to talk about different topic of their interest, these can be about healthcare, relationships, life lessons, as well as religion, social events, economic concerns, new trends, useful beauty tips, cooking and lifestyle. The public access television can be seen as a forum where everyone interacts with everyone on a live basis, and where a great number of people get to share their opinions with the public. This can also be done through forums on the internet or though the radio. These can be considered as forms of communication, however, being seen on television, while participating in live discussions and having the chance to talk in front of a live audience, surely is a different experience which requires self-confidence.
An example can be Manchester Public Access Television in Connecticut. This channel still runs nowadays. It provides equipment and training for users to create and produce their own shows: You produce it, we air it! It is a great chance for creative expression and opportunity to educate, inform and entertain friends and neighbors. It is also an opportunity and alternative for people to express themselves and tie the bonds with each other. This project will help people get to know each other, reinforce the communication, create a warm and safe ground for all, as well as share opinions and interests.