Hi, I’m Tina Latief
I’m graduate student with research in Political Sociology. After studied for almost four year in university, I start to pay more attention in the evolving intersection between civil society and technology. I interested in how people engage in civic action by exploit the full potential of technology and make it as a powerful ally to foster and strengthen civil society.
In 2015, I conducted qualitative analysis to uncover how civil society promote transparency using technology in the 2014 Indonesia presidential election. I made a research about Kawal Pemilu (kawalpemilu.org), a website that guard the vote counting process following the National Election Commission’s decision to upload voting results to its official government website. Here I found where governmental services do not or cannot meet all the needs of constituents, Kawal Pemilu as the civil society organizations endeavor to fill the gaps. In 2014, Kawal Pemilu demonstrates the importance of civil society in sustaining vibrant communities — both within and across borders in promoting transparency.
In relation to that, I care about media literacy. I mean, the modern version of what has been called “media literacy”. We know that democracy is not just about voting but also participation. Dan Gillmor said that in democratized media, participation is vital. So, we must learn to use media by becoming active participants in the way we consume and create our own trusted information. As we know that in 21st century, we enter to the age of information abundance. Information abundance can lead to information confusion becuse not all information are equal.
Here in my blog, I want to invite everyone to become an active user of media.
“When you become an active user of media, you can do much more than gain confidence that you know what you’re talking about.”— Dan Gillmor
In this blog, I love to write many topics that comes in mind. I will enjoy myself to write about serious thing or about cat, stranger I meet everywhere and some random things before I go to traditional market.
I spend my spare time to sing, to draw, to run and to read some great books while having a nice cup of tea. Everyday, I wish that time will moving slowly when I have a bowl of meatball in one of street vendor with my Mom.