Christian Science Monitor: OneWorldTV Gives a New Meaning to Reality TV
Sep 25, 2002, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Regan)
"People who follow technological developments in the computer
field are familiar with the concept of 'open source'
software--where an application's normally secret source code is
made available to the public, and programmers are invited to
contribute their creativity to the product. Now, OneWorld
International (a community of over 1,250 non-governmental
organizations working for social justice) has brought the open
source concept to the documentary form, and OneWorld TV may well
bring a whole new definition to the term 'reality television'.
"Launched in the spring of this year, OneWorld TV collects short
RealVideo clips into storylines dedicated to specific subjects.
Topics onsite at the time of writing include HIV/AIDS, tourism's
effects on third world poverty, globalization, a collection of
Israeli and Palestinian video diaries, and the issue currently
featured on the home page, Climate Change..."