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The Fight for Independent Media

The Fight for Independent Media

The story of The Openmedia.bg. How a small group of people is trying to improve the media scene in Bulgaria.

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Petya Raykovska

March 21, 2015
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  1. The  fight  for   independent  media HOW A SMALL GROUP

    OF PEOPLE IS TRYING TO IMPROVE THE MEDIA SCENE IN BULGARIA
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  3. A different reality

  4. A different reality

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  6. Bulgaria ranked 106 last from all european union countries

  7. the bulgarian media drama

  8. key protagonist

  9. The bulgarian media drama the media mogul his mother a

    failed banker the Prime minister
  10. 45% Government funds control of editorial policy Bank funds media

    journalists ] public s government! political comfort pressure Q bank $ media monopolies [ [ [ [ [
  11. shady ownership financial dependency corporate pressure no laws no demand

    for quality harassment & self censorship THE (BULGARIAN) MEDIA DRAMA
  12. people think that’s it

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  14. 100 lines of code

  15. mass protests in Bulgaria

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  17. a simple chrome extension

  18. built in less than a day

  19. had a lot of flaws

  20. about 50 installs

  21. they changed their sites!

  22. we fixed it... of course

  23. and the next morning...

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  25. a  corporate  hacker  attack

  26. on  jithube

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  28. the result? 5000+ installs 20+ volunteers 3 new extensions p

    P 8
  29. what can 100 lines of code change?

  30. everything

  31. the  corporate  hackers  of  the  republic

  32. talk  vs  do

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  36. talk vs do

  37. Bulgaria lacks media pluralism but has IT talent

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  39. transparency support for independent media ! new media reality A

    well informed society is key to the development of every state. Bulgarians deserve to know who owns and controls the public message. Ownership needs to be more transparent. History needs to be remembered High school media education needs to happen asap in order to change the demand for quality content and encourage critical thinking among yourng people. We need to help build the next generation of journalists. Financial and moral support for media outlets that try to stay independent and self sufficient. Support for investigative journalism, financial and economic topics and reporters struggling to do their job well The goals Enable critical thinking
  40. bulgaria media timeline microdonations for independent media ! new media

    reality A well informed society is key to the development of every state. Bulgarians deserve to know who owns and controls the public message. Ownership needs to be more transparent. History needs to be remembered High school media education needs to happen asap in order to change the demand for quality content and encourage critical thinking among yourng people. We need to help build the next generation of journalists. Financial and moral support for media outlets that try to stay independent and self sufficient. Support for investigative journalism, financial and economic topics and reporters struggling to do their job well The projects the high school media project
  41. visibility

  42. The bulgarian media timeline timeline.js wordpress crowdsouce + + A

    crowdsourced information platform on everything big that happened in bulgarian media since 1898 https://github.com/openmediabg/timeline
  43. http://timeline.openmedia.bg

  44. alternative  funding

  45. Micro donations for independent media OSS platform for voting up

    quality content where every “vote” is a micro donation to the author of the article https://github.com/openmediabg/microdonations monthly donation donation button matching donations + + reward quality > reward authors +
  46. [ ] % $ s Q quality content financial independence

    quality content gets awarded matching donations Start! Micro donations: Long term goals
  47. media  education

  48. The high school media project: the platform wordpress news/ magazine

    theme custom dashboard + microcopy + buddy press + Educate, Empower, Enable, Prepare, Connect. help children learn to question. Help children lear to think.
  49. The high school media project % ! ] ] ]

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  50. The  fight

  51. burst the bubble

  52. we must choose between what is right, and what is

    easy Albus Dumbuldore
  53. If you have an idea nowadays, with FOSS and the

    internet out there, you must never walk alone again
  54. FOSS contributors around the world - We are an army

    Find something you care about. Fork a project. Implement your own solution.
  55. thank  you @petyeah openmedia.bg