CBC News Village Cellphone: Empowering Bangladesh

In the early 1990s, Iqbal Quadir, a Bangladesh-born MIT professor and entrepreneur, had the idea that cellphones could be used to help the very poorest people. For Bangladesh, a densely populated country strangled by frequent natural disasters and a serious lack of infrastructure, Iqbal saw communication technology as an essential resource. His vision: to help village entrepreneurs, backed by micro-loans, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:11:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2007 Visiting Second Life's Virtual World

Second Life is an online 3-D digital world that is created by the people who sign up for it. It's also a really big business. Its more than two million residents can buy everything from virtual land to virtual running shoes. In this News in Review story we'll examine why Second Life is so popular. We'll also create an avatar ...
  • 2007
  • 00:11:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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Bitesize Space Science Waves and communication

Jon Chase demonstrates how electromagnetic waves are used in communication using an infra-red remote control and an outside TV broadcast. He discusses how television broadcast uses microwaves to communicate between Earth and satellites in space. Jon describes and performs a rap about the electromagnetic spectrum and the different types of waves. Teacher notes: The class could use the rap to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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My World Media Literacy What about social media?

Social media is such a powerful source for today’s news. This video talks about social media, explores how to determine when it's ok to share news, and what makes a story go viral. Host Radzi will also take viewers through a technical exercise of how to spot deep fake news.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy What is news?

With so much talk of fake news, why is it important to have real, trustworthy news sources? In this video, Radzi goes behind the scenes at the BBC to show how the news is made and how journalists work.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Where do you find your news?

News can be gathered and consumed from so many different places – online, newspapers, radio, TV.  Whatever your preference, you need to take into account whether you can trust the source. This video will provide tips that you can use to find news from trustworthy news sources.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Who decides?

Everything you see, read and hear on the news is based on decisions, because there simply isn't enough space to report everything happening in the world. Have you ever thought about who makes those decisions, and why? What roles do people play in the process – and how much do computer algorithms have to answer for?
  • 2020
  • 00:02:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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The National Who will win the war – Donald Trump or the media?

After Buzzfeed published an unverified dossier suggesting Vladimir Putin had spied on, and had the goods to blackmail Donald Trump, the president-elect ramped up the war on the press. He went as far as calling CNN "fake news." The Sunday Talk panel debates all sides of the issue, including weighing in on whether or not Buzzfeed should have published the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2017

My World Media Literacy Who's your source?

When journalists begin researching a news story they rely on many different types of sources, such as articles, historical documents, news reports and people. Each of these sources must be trustworthy, and when interviewing people, journalist must look through the lens of understanding motivation and whether the person can be a trustworthy source. This video will show how BBC journalists ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy Why does the news keep changing?

Developing news stories happen when news stories grow and change over time. It is important to report on new facts or themes when they emerge. The 2019 wildfires in Australia provide the backdrop for this video, as we follow the news reports of the devastation and uncover the different sources reported on how the fires started.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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