Locating agency in film for change


  • Søren Sønderstrup


Based on ethnographic field observations and a thesis completed at the Master program in Communication for Development at Malmö University (Sweden), this article suggests that mediatization in the age of Web 2.0 functions at the base of communication even for disadvantaged people in circumstances where Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are physically absent. Many-to-many communication and growing access for people to control representations of themselves in global media condition both the formats and the ideologies of communication practices, in a way that may be viewed as the social nature of technological design.

Author Biography

Søren Sønderstrup

Søren Sønderstrup is a consultant on culture, communication and media. He has a master of social science and history from University of Roskilde (Denmark) and a second master in communication for development from the Malmö University, Sweden. He regularly serves as an election observer and media analyst in new and emerging democracies and has a work history in the areas of human rights, gender equality, LGBT and minority issues as well as the arts, theatre and public diplomacy.