I was glancing at this article on Al Jazeera and this article http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/02/cypriot-leaders-resume-unification-talks-201421142920267198.html plus a job posting I recently saw got me thinking: Is it possible with social media and an effective PD strategy to get a small country’s cause or a less popular issue out there.
Do new technologies level the playing field? I was thinking about Cyprus, Nagorno Karabakh, Bahrain’s protest movement, the Baluch in Pakistan, …etc? Can any small group usually a small population without a hot conflict or a lot of economic influence get an international audience or do the new technologies just amplify the advantages of those who are already well organized and funded?
My hunch is that organizations or areas that had media coverage before will continue to be the stories we hear on the news/ the average person will have heard of and that less popular incidents will remain or get increasingly ushered into obscurity.
I know we touched on this previously in class. I am very interested in what you think.