This article analyses the concept of inclusive city extracted from the evaluation project “Assessments of Strategic Work towards Social Movement on Media, Information, Digital and Literacy” (MIDL) under the Child and Youth Media Institute (CYMI). The project employs an observation method to collect data from primary sources and documentary analysis to gather information from previous reports and documents regarding the MIDL related works of CYMI and its networks. The article highlights the use of “space”, particularly its function in relation to “city” under the global theme “inclusive city” where processes of development include a wide variety of interactions among citizens and issues of mar-ginalization is avoided. It argues that “city” in the Thai local context not only functions as a “medium” but also a “message” in communication feature to draw on youth participation and drive social changes. The city is also a critical tool to unveil hidden voices of the people who live within and allow them to have access, participate and utilize city space. The use of city under the inclusivity concept is therefore an alternative way to empower sub-groups’ voices, accessibility and participation in designing and using space of the city to share their needs and identities.
Sangsingkeo, N., & Doungphummes, N. (2020). Approaches for building media, information and digital literate society: when “inclusive city” can be a “medium” and “message” for change. Journal of Journalism, Thammasat University, 13(1), 135-59. https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jcmag/article/view/236717