future generations https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/taxonomy/term/11657/all en Media (R)evolutions: TV is still the king of news worldwide https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/media-revolutions-tv-still-king-news-worldwide <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h4> New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: <a href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">People, Spaces, Deliberation</a> brings trends and events to your attention that illustrate that tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's, and will have little resemblance to yesterday's.</h4> For years, researchers and social critics have speculated that social media and niche interest sites were <a href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/media-revolutions-time-spent-online-continues-rise" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">capturing more and more attention </a>of people, thereby supplanting traditional sources of news like radio, television, and print. Much of the concern has come from data that <a href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/media-revolutions-skipping-landline-going-straight-mobile-phone" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">mobile phones are proliferating </a>around the world and that adults aged 21-34 — so-called Millennials — do not visit news sites, read print newspapers, or watch television news. Instead, this generation (and Generation Z, which follows it) spends more time on social networks, often on mobile devices. This trend can be seen worldwide, as <a href="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/media-revolutions-newspaper-extinction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">newspapers have become a dying breed </a>in many countries.<br /><br /> Nevertheless, if the current media preferences of young adults are an indication of the future, the data may offer bad news for print media, but good news for TV.  According to a <a href="https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2015/the-facts-of-life-generational-views-about-how-we-live.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Nielsen</a> global survey of more than 30,000 online consumers across 60 countries, television is still the most popular source of news for people around the world. When asked where they get the news, 53% of the respondents named television as one of their preferred sources. Click on the image below to see how each generation differs in their media use.<br />   <div> <a href="https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2015/the-facts-of-life-generational-views-about-how-we-live.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img alt="preferred sources of news globally" height="579" src="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/tvnews.jpg" title="Nielsen" width="580" /></a></div> <p>  </p> </div></div></div> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:39:00 +0000 Roxanne Bauer 7360 at https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere Quote of the week: Stephen Cave https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/quote-week-stephen-cave <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> <em><img alt="Futuristic Architecture" height="175" src="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/2909480660_59042ebacf_z.jpg" style="float:left" title="Image by Serendigity via Flickr" width="280" />"Rarely can the future be predicted by simply extending current trajectories."</em><br /><br /> - <a href="https://www.stephencave.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Stephen Cave</a>, author of the internationally acclaimed book, <a href="https://www.stephencave.com/immortality.html" target="_blank" title="Immortality" rel="nofollow">Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization</a>. He also writes essays, features and reviews on many philosophical, ethical and scientific subjects, from human nature to robot warriors and animal rights. He is regularly published in the <em>Financial Times </em>and sporadically in <em>The New York Times</em>, the Guardian, <em>Wired</em> and others.<br />  </p> </div></div></div> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:58:00 +0000 Sina Odugbemi 7307 at https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere Strengthening Active Citizenship After a Traumatic Civil War: Dilemmas and Ideas in Bosnia and Herzegovina https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/strengthening-active-citizenship-after-traumatic-civil-war-dilemmas-and-ideas-bosnia-and-herzegovina <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> I <img alt="" height="198" src="https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/files/publicsphere/4249154918_63fbcaf719_o.jpg" style="float:left" width="280" />went to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) last week to help <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oxfam-in-South-East-Europe/1408989096027279" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Oxfam Italia </a>develop advocacy and campaign skills among local civil society organizations. They have their work cut out.</p> <p> Firstly, there is a crisis of trust between the public and CSOs, which are poorly regulated, often seen as little more than ‘briefcase NGOs’, only interested in winning funding, and under constant attack from politicians. Many CSOs seem pretty disillusioned, faced with a shrinking donor pot and public hostility.</p> <p> I think there’s a strong case for the CSOs to take the lead in putting their house in order, practicing what they preach on transparency and accountability, and working with government to sort out the legitimate organizations from ones that have registered (there are some 10,000 in the country) but do nothing, (or worse).</p> <p> Meanwhile, Oxfam is working with some of the more dynamic ones to develop the advocacy and campaign skills of what is still a maturing civil society network (after decades of state socialism, followed by a devastating war, and then an influx of donor cash that had mixed results). Two days of conversation and debate with some great organizations working on everything from disability rights to enterprise development to youth leadership identified some big issues and dilemmas:<br />  </p> </div></div></div> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:08:00 +0000 Duncan Green 6752 at https://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere