Mao meets Web 2.0: China’s User Generated Propaganda
May 16, 2008
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs invited me to join a panel today on Business, Civil Society, and Politics During the Beijing Games.
New York was a little far for lunch, so I joined via YouTube to discuss the fascinating phenomenon of China’s User Generated Propaganda. Mao meets Web 2.0.
Below extract shows samples of HipHop Propaganda and PowerPoint Propaganda.
The other panelists:
Ian Burumaof Bard College, who will speak about the international relations case for engagement with countries such as China.
Robert Corcoran, General Electric VP of Corporate Citizenship, who will explore the role of multinational corporations in promoting human rights, using the Olympics as a case study. What has GE learned from balancing business and civil society demands?
Qi Qianjin, Counsellor at the Chinese Mission to the UN, who will relate the Chinese government’s experience with the Olympics so far.
Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch will discuss her new book, China’s Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges.