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Christian Science Monitor: OneWorldTV Gives a New Meaning to Reality TV

Sep 25, 2002, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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