This forum has two options. Scroll through and read both before deciding which one interests you the most.
Option 1: Human Rights Video
What are some of the ways that gender intersects with human rights concerns in developing states? To what extent does a sense of global citizenship change one’s attitude towards these issues? Find one reliable video or audio source to support your argument. Tell us what the video teaches us and why we can trust it as people seeking information literacy.
Note: Even though developed states offer many topics for consideration here, please remember to focus on developing states for this exercise.
To find a video, you can go to YouTube and search. A tip is to find a YouTube channel of a university department, intergovernmental organization (IGO), or research institute that you find reputable. For example, you could search for a UN video or search for the Council on Foreign Relations channel.
Another tip is to search for a video and then filter the results in YouTube. For example, you would go to YouTube and then search for, say, “women rights Saudi Arabia.” After the search results are listed, look right under the search bar and you’ll see “Filters.” Click on this and you can filter the results by how old they are, by channel, etc. One way to find more academic sources is to select “Subtitles/CC.” Videos that have been given subtitles and closed captioning are often more professional and done by well-funded institutions. This is not always the case but it helps manage long lists of results.
Finally, you can also search for TED talks on this topic. If so, be sure to demonstrate information literacy by investigating the speaker for authoritative credentials. Just because a speaker is included in the TED channel, this does not guarantee that the person is an expert qualified to present on the topic.
One type of audio source is a podcast. Search for universities to see if they have open-access podcast series. The University of Oxford has a podcast series, as does Columbia Law School and many other academic institutions. If you want to check out an NGO, try the podcast series of Human Rights Watch. You can search for NGOs or IGOs you already know using Google to see if they offer any podcasts.
Option 2: Dealing with Conflict Coverage
The reading by Törnberg (2018) discusses the problem of “echo chambers.” When studying current conflicts, the risk of an echo chamber is that we might only get one side of the story or get a narrative that caters to one set of interests. To what extent can an enhanced understanding of informational literacy change how one approaches news on particular conflicts?
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 350 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 150 words and include direct questions.
Are you looking for custom essay writing service or even dissertation writing services? Just request for our write my paper service, and we\'ll match you with the best essay writer in your subject! With an exceptional team of professional academic experts in a wide range of subjects, we can guarantee you an unrivaled quality of custom-written papers.
Why Hire Collepals.com writers to do your paper?
Quality- We are experienced and have access to ample research materials.
We write plagiarism Free Content
Confidential- We never share or sell your personal information to third parties.
Support-Chat with us today! We are always waiting to answer all your questions.