Re: Need Publicity and Internet Czars?
Jul 20, 2009 04:29 PM
theosophical.ning.com, theos-talk and such forums act like internet czar and publication department. They can greatly help in dissemination of information. But their effectiveness depends on how many members participate in them. Internet has becoming more and more popular as months are passing. This should bring more and more members in online forums making it possible to disseminate more and more information. All members act like journalists.
One big problem in TS is secrecy maintained by ES members. I hope that ES members will slowly get out of their cocoon of secrecy and start enjoying fresh air of free expression on internet.
If internet becomes strong, conspiracies will get exposed quickly and it will protect interests of members.
--- In email@example.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> The lack of information to members about the passing of Dr. C V Agarwal,
> International Secretary and for several years in the past the General
> Secretary of the Indian Section, reveals a critical gap not only at the
> International level but also at Section level.
> Dr Agarwal passed away nearly four weeks ago and there was no announcement
> at International and Section levels. Obviously most General Secretaries
> would have known about it soon after his passing since most seem to have
> informal contacts with members at Adyar. It is quite possible that no one
> seems to have found it necessary to use Internet and quickly inform the
> members. Some months down the road, we may find a mention in the Section
> news letters. By that time the information is old and stale and also many
> members do not care to read anything in the Section publications.
> This seems to point to the need for a person at the International level and
> a person at each Section level to be the Publicity Czar, who will keep the
> news flowing to media and members in a timely manner using todayâ??s Internet
> resources. Similarly, there is a need for Czar for Internet who will make
> sure that Internet is indeed used for quick dissemination of newsworthy
> information. I do not know if anyone is thinking about it.
> Instead of spending time and energy in developing tactics on how the tamper
> with the rules and regulations, such simple actions which are within the
> authority of the section leaders will yield more positive results than nice
> reading rules.
> Let us all pray that some wisdom will enter into the old brains and help TS
> and theosophy.
> MKR aka Messenger
> Visit www.theosophy.net
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