Features in issue 2453

Getting our issues "out there"

by Beena Sarwar

What is it like to work in the mainstream media? What are the opportunities for reaching a wide audience with progressive ideas? These questions and more were put to occasional PN contributor Beena Sarwar - a print and TV journalist working in the mainstream media in Pakistan.

Trainstopping by text

by Rasmus Grove

Rasmus Grobe from X-tausendmal quer media team reflects on their experiences of using mobile phone technologies for non-violent protests against nuclear transports in Germany.

Ask questions, speak up, disobey!

by Vesna Jankovic

In 1991, the disintegration of Yugoslavia and descent into outright war picked up speed. Activists from the emerging women's, environmental and peace groups in Croatia, trying to maintain their values and keep contact with their new "enemies", began producing a magazine as part of the activities of the Antiwar Campaign. Vesna Jankovic reflects on the challenges of developing independent media during conflict and the value of making dissenting voices heard.

Vision Machine: a web of stories, networked solidarities / The Globalisation Tapes: a Vision Machine collaboration

by Vision Machine Collective

With new forms of media available to activists around the world, we hear from members of an international film collective who work to "analyse and respond to the conditions and mechanisms of economic, political and military power", in a participatory and collaborative way.

Hate radio: Rwanda

by Radio Netherlands

During 1994 an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 people were killed in the Rwandan genocide. Therole of radio broadcasts across the country in inspiring and encourag-ing individual and collective acts of violence has become one of the best-documented and most extreme cases of the use of media to fuel conflict.After being indicted in 1996 by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the trials of reporters allegedly central tothe hate broadcasts began in 2001. Radio Netherlands reporters have kept a close eye on developments.

otkökü devrimi = graswurzelrevolution = grassroots revolution: a Turkish and German-speaking voice for a nonviolent, anarchist society


In 2001, German nonviolent-anarchist newspaper graswurzelrevolution began an ambitious media solidarity project with Turkish antimilitarists. The editors of the project reflect on the challenges and outcomes to date.