We think this visual emphasis will make the learning curve easier for beginners as well as make the skills and information translate across cultures and languages more clearly.
The guide will focus on the following elements: Security, Tools, & Media Production. Wrapping a production guide around a security guide is what has always made the most sense to us. Even when you have the best guides for all three areas in front of you it can be difficult to see how different parts of the process will impact the other. By addressing security concerns while reviewing production basics will help producers remain more aware, more alert, and ultimately safer.
Initially this guide is being designed for trainees and activists looking to produce media in the Arab world. Ever since our Alive in Baghdad days and more recently after our work on Alive in Egypt activists across the Arab world have requested additional support from us. We've planned to release the guide in Arabic and English initially, and we're working to have it translated into Korean, Spanish soon after it's release. If you're interested in translating the guide into a language you're fluent in please let us know, we're hoping to make the guide as widely readable as possible.
We're scheduled to release the guide at the end of July 2011. We're planning to publish it under a creative commons Attribution-ShareAlike license and made freely available online for anyone to download on Small World News. If you'd like more information, details, or you'd like to be apart of the review process, don't hesitate to contact me or anyone at Small World News.