Media is a plural form of the word medium. The contemporary meaning of the term is that it is the means of communication with the intention of reaching a large number of people, e.g. television, radio and printed media.
The importance of conveying a certain message to a vast number of people and in order to do it with a necessary efficiency, media has developed into various branches. Some of these branches are advertising, print and published media, multimedia, electronic, digital and, probably the most important, the news media.
Other terms that include the word media are individual branches of science including media ecology, meshing and psychology.
The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are the best example how the media is used in educational purposes. With the development of the technology, media coverage has expanded greatly and not just in a sense of coverage but also in the accessibility of different information that would, otherwise, be extremely difficult to obtain. The ongoing technological advancement is, eventually, render obsolete the printed media, making it just a remnant of the past century.
Now let us focus on the content of this particular group.
Is it possible to extend our life expectancy by meticulously monitoring our eating and sleeping pattern along with our daily routines? Find out the answer to this question and see how the Monitor Me smart phone application works.
Have a chance to look closely into the budget production horror movies, especially those produced and emitted around Halloween. What is the secret of the tremendous success of these movies and the incredible amount of money that they make?
Witness the return to Riyadh of the BBC`s Frank Gardner, after being shot by Al Qaeda and left dependent upon a wheelchair. Follow his journey across Saudi Arabia and learn about the Arab Spring revolution.
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Christopher Hitchens, columnist, creator, contrarian, some may say artistic non-douchebag, was known for tossing his acumen around and for taking some somewhat disliked stands and on the off chance that you despised him for that... well then he was okay with it. Anyway Hitchens' work had been offered in some exceedingly regarded distributions and he was contributing editorial manager at Vanity Fair. He was born in Portsmouth, England and as the story goes his mother said "if there will be a privileged in this nation then Christopher will be in it." So Hitchens went to an extravagant tuition based school, later learned at Oxford, began writing in the 70s and for quite a while he was a staple of the left-wing media. Anyway after 9/11 things began to change. Hitch upheld the attacks of Iraq and Afghanistan and he stood firm against the purported liberal media. Truth be told he finished his twenty-year association with the magazine called The Nation due to it.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more media related videos, click here.
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This documentary is focused on the media coverage of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and onwards. You will have a chance to see firsthand the efforts that the Qatar`s Al-Jazeera network has put into a thorough coverage of the ongoing conflict between the US and the Iraqi forces. Other issues of concern are the truth behind media coverage of this conflict. The focus is on the Qatar`s Al-Jazeera network and their approach in the coverage of the war in comparison with the heavily filtered news coming from Pentagon. Among the interviewed parties in this documentary, from the US side were the press officer from US Central Command Lieutenant Josh Rushing and correspondents from NBC and CNN, David Shuster and Tom Mintier. The parties involved from Al-Jazeera were a Sudanese journalist Hassan Ibrahim, a Syrian producer and a journalist Dima Khatib and Al-Jazeera`s editor Samir Khader.How free and unbiased the media is in today’s society? Is the information that they convey to the public valid and how well do they reflect the reality of the situation at hand? Watch this documentary and find the answer for these questions.
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"This documentary is a look into the phenomena of budget production horror movies and in particular those centred around Halloween. With all the box office hits including the series of Halloween movies starting in 1978 this documentary looks at why these have proven to be so popular and indeed profitable for the film industry.What are the key characteristics and the elements required to produce a money making horror film with the popularity to allow sequel after sequel to capture this annual Halloween event? The following are some of the keys in “Halloween”:Boogyman, Spooky characters, pretty teenagers, babysitters, shot in a fast pace, Kids vulnerable to superstition – enter Halloween Haunted house, Blood and suspense, Classic suspense music, Correct casting.Amazingly the title Halloween had never been used in any other film name!! This became a characteristic movie for the now renowned John Carpenter who worked with Debra Hill on the script and final production of this all time best selling series. Jamie Lee Curtis was cast as the star of the movie very low budget film…the film was produced for only a $120K budget but has grossed millions.
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Bloody Cartoons is a documentary about how and why 12 drawings in a Danish provincial paper could turn a small country in a confrontation with Muslims around the world.He asks whether respect for Islam along with the heated response to the cartoons now leads us to self-censorship. How should we be tolerant, he asks, of intolerance. What should be limits, if any, to freedom of expression in a democracy.The films of director in Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Qatar, France, Turkey and Denmark, talking to some of the people who played a key role during the cartoon crisis.
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"Hackers take on the big boys… Anonymous nameless faces have a major impact on how the internet is used and wish to show that they wish the freedom of speech, secifically on the internet.This is a message which has been promoted for many years and for many reasons but this is just the next stage in the political movement front…the “Anonymous” group may be faceless and nameless but of course they do have a massive influence in the days of the internet dominance.The hacker culture stemmed from way before the computer revolution and was really just a series of pranks…now they are making their own statement in all areas from airport security to banking conglomerates.Anonymous grew from another site 4chan and moved to a site called “b” where people express themselves without ANY restriction whatsoever…but could be deemed disgusting dependent upon your viewpoint. You need to watch it with an open mind but there are loads of rubbish stuff until you come across an interesting thread. Here you are introduced to “Trolling” where someone will simply try to actively wreck and irritate for apparently no reason…the key reason was to offend.Tom Cruise and Scientology was involved and discussed and the “anonymous” group started introducing videos to the web when there were massive moves to prevent this happening…there is a protracted discussion around this area. This group simply rises to any challenge…and they did when they took on the Church of Scientology.To maintain their anonymity in real life they have used the Guy Fawkes mask as used in V for Vendetta. The demonstrations around the world amounted to thousands in different capitals.FBI involvement is focused on and the realisation that they could end in jail was enlightening….one of the members received a year in prison.Wikileaks features in this documentary as do the activities within Egypt.Anonymous managed to disrupt Sony playstation data and showed the power that they had. Lulsecurity seems to have taken over from Anoymous by hacking government and national sites. Many of the Anonymous group feel proud that they have had an impact upon world democracy…there have been mistakes and debatable techniques but the group has aired it’s opinion.Your opinion matters."
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It’s the day before the trial starts. Fredrik packs a computer into a rusty old Volvo. Along with his Pirate Bay co-founders, he faces $13 million in damage claims to Hollywood in a copyright infringement case. Fredrik is on his way to install a new computer in the secret server hall. This is where the world’s largest file sharing site is hidden.When the hacker prodigy Gottfrid, the internet activist Peter and the network nerd Fredrik are found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline – away from keyboard. But deep down in dark data centres, clandestine computers quietly continue to duplicate files.
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American humorist Dave Barry said it best: “Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis”. In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, the “King of Rock and Roll” lives on to profit, both for the owners of “Dead Elvis”, Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), but also for others who seek to live off the many products and derivatives of this dead entertainment icon. Shot mostly at Elvis’ former Chino Canyon home in Palm Springs, California, “Seeking Elvis” explores how Elvis, in many ways, is still alive. Elvis lives on today in both media, culture, commercial exploitation and general social expression. The fans still seeks Elvis, while others seek to profit…The Chino Canyon Presley estate in Palm Springs was the only home Elvis owned at his death other than Graceland. It is currently openfor tours for fans and provides a rare and unusual alternative glimpse into Elvis Presley’s last seven years of life at his part time home inCalifornia. It exists much to the dismay of Elvis Presley Enterprises and is not endorsed by EPE.
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This is a compilation of short video documentaries relating to the global phenomena of ” Couch Surfing”. I recommend that you look through them to get a feel for this exciting possibility to travel and visit people all over the world at minimum cost. You can experience all different cultures by meeting with hosts and staying free at their house or apartment. The videos take on an almost promotional feel to them but the clear non profiteering message is that all the participants simply wish to promote their own experiences so that others can follow or join them.The variety is vast and this is an increasing sector in the travel market.WWW.couchsurfing.com provides a social networking facility which gives everyone the opportunity to register either as a host or as a Couch Surfer. The site allows profiles to be posted and also has recommendations and appraisals so that you can get to know your host prior to arriving on their doorstep. I registered with Couchsurfers when I was having a year backpacking but have not yet done any surfing…this was almost 8 years ago when it was in it’s formative stages but now it has extended to literally MILLIONS of members…I will be making use of the site from now on.Take time to check out this playlist and consider taking the plunge yourself.
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Episode One of the first season of Loving Belize, a short documentary series that showcases the diverse people that live in Belize.Belize is a small country in Central America. In recent years, the media have broadcast a negative and distorted view of the country and few badly made documentaries which, because of the size of this country, has affected not only the tourism but also the lives of the people.This series shows the positive side of the country, and features real people.Watch the rest of the series on YouTube:Episode Two – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHPvm1Zre50Episode Three – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxaVZsXrasEpisode Four – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M42OK5C4nz8Episode Five – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbuIdj6zxBwEpisode Six – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thpY0N3owk4Episode Seven – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM1X8ntBDNYEpisode Eight – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DG2zOyC-6w