Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Writing on the Wall

What a difference (good) graffiti makes in a city, creates a feeling of true urbanism... I posted on the blog before anti-fascist graffiti from Novi Sad and take now a moment to share the newly graffiti'd Abras Media Radio container and graffiti from Turin, where we went in November for an exchange with Radio TRIP. There is also now wonderful anti-fa graffiti all over Mostar, but I don't have photos of it-- yet!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Art in Divided Cities

Below are two articles which I wrote for Art in Divided Cities (www.artindicities.org), an art production group housed in OKC Abrasevic. Their project proposes to research the concept of divided cities through the medium of various forms of art.

Derry / Londonderry

Pendleton's Underground City

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Media Landscape

As confirmation on a higher level of the kind of pressure media is under, which we felt on a micro-level with the You Tube video about Dex---

BiH Media and Media Regulators Under Pressure

Sarajevo, 23 February 2010 – “The OSCE Mission to BiH is deeply concerned that political pressure on media outlets and agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina is on the increase”, the OSCE warns in its report “BiH Media and Media Regulators Under Pressure”, released today.

The OSCE calls current developments in the media landscape “worrying” as they impact on the freedom of press and media regulators and the availability of quality information to BiH citizens. The report is addressed to the media and main political representatives and relevant institutions at the state and entity levels, as well as the international community.

It draws attention to a number of recent dismissals within media outlets that give the impression that the media remain vulnerable to political interference. The report also underlines that continuing disagreements on the workings of and appointments in the Communications Regulatory Agency are undermining its independence. It continues by emphasizing the lack of implementation of BiH’s state-of-the-art legislation in regulating the media. The OSCE is also concerned that reports of physical assaults on journalists are increasingly provoking little reaction, despite a rise in the number of such attacks.