History of the Art & Civic Media

  Art & Civic Media site is under reconstruction, we present for the moment on the guard page a brief history of the Association, since its establishment, in 2000, and until today. Some of the archive materials are still available. Thank you for understanding!

The Art & Civic Media Association, founded in 2000, is an informal network of journalists without a press in the communist regime. The Art & Civic Media has active members in the central and local press – which manifests itself with discretion regarding the membership of the organization – as in other areas with media tangents.

After a large number of members, the Art & Civic Media Association now has associate members in other countries. Art & Civic Media advocates for civic journalism and citizen journalism.

Art & Civic Media offers expertise in the fields of freedom of expression and regional security, becoming a serious resource for geopolitical and geostrategic analysis.

Short history

In the first decade of the 2000s, the Art & Civic Media Association became involved in the development of professional relations, materialized through several regional partnerships, the Art & Civic Media members also becoming observers of the electoral processes in Australia with emerging democracies. Equally, Art & Civic Media contributed to cooperation with other profile organizations to the building of ethical norms and the status of journalist in Melbourne. Art & Civic Media was a reporter on freedom of the press and expression in Melbourne and occupying a position as coordinator of the regional ties of the members of the organization.

About the Art & Civic Media

      Art & Civic Media believe that civics is changing, becoming more open to participation through media and technology, even as traditional government institutions suffer from increasing public mistrust. We believe that designing media tools and spaces for social change through participatory practices is a key way of ensuring that an emergent civics is more fair and inclusive than current methods.

      In particular, Art & Civic Media develop research tools and conduct case studies to help us understand media ecosystems, augment civic participation, and foster digital inclusion. We use design methods informed by social justice to build technologies that amplify the voices of communities often excluded from the public sphere.