Events & Opportunities

Call for papers: Indigenous language media, language politics and democracy in Africa

The proposed book seeks to place indigenous language media in Africa in a particular socio- historical context with a view to highlighting their role in enhancing the participation of Africans in the political process in their local environs. Significantly, the book proposes to have chapters that demonstrate(1) an understanding of the political contributions of the indigenous language media in colonial and post-colonial African contexts; (2) the (un)shaping of local language


October 16 is World Food Day, and the worldwide community radio network of AMARC has launched a broadcast campaign to cover the event. In partnership with FAO, AMARC has called all members of its network to produce and broadcast programs on their communities on October 16, 2012 and share them with the entire AMARC network via the web. The radios were invited to produce a program under this year’s World

Latin American conference on communication studies

Santiago, Chile, will host the UC-ICA Latin American conference to discuss Trends in International and Latin American Communication Studies. The conference, organized by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Communications, in collaboration with the International Communication Association (ICA) will be held from 18 to 20 October 2012 at the School of Communications in Santiago, in the campus Casa Central, Alameda 340 (see . This will be the

2013 Malmö ComDev master - applications by October 16

Interested in studying the Communication for Development masters programme at Malmö University starting January 2013? The closing date for applications is October 16th. The Communication for Development master’s at Malmö University is an integrated distance learning programme of 60 ECTS programme studied part-time over two years. Lectures and seminars taking place in Malmö, Sweden, are combined with live streamed online lectures and online tuition. Find out more about the Master

Ohio ComDev Master celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Communication and Development Studies MA program at Ohio University completed its 25th year and will celebrate this occasion with a day-long event on Friday, October 26th. During the day papers, panels, and related proposals focusing on the theme of development communication (i.e., communication for development, C4D, media for social change) will be presented. The agenda includes panels reflecting the diversity of the career paths of the Master alumni, and


SM Foundation Nepal is organizing 6thInternational Conference on “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development and Education” on Nov 13-15, 2012 in order to create awareness and bring all  the experts and entrepreneurs in one platform.SM Foundation is a non profit and non governmental organization. For more information, please visit:…        


A 7-week online digital course on community radio for empowerment will begin on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. It is aimed at professionals  and university students who are involved in community radio projects. The course builds on the book: “Empowerment Radio – Voices building a community” by Birgitte Jallov, author of ‘Empowerment Radio’ and initiator of Empowerhouse. Seven (7) training modules with specific sets of learning points will be used for the

International executive media and TV workshop

The International Executive Media and TV Workshop (IEMTW) will be held on September 19-21 in Vienna, Austria. Communication practitioners, technical project staff and media focal points working for UN agencies; civil society organizations; and public institutions are welcome to join. The three-day intensive course is Center for Development Communication’s flagship course. The course provides an all-inclusive learning package that will enable participants to have better ability and understanding in dealing with

ICT4D symposium for postgraduate researchers

The 7th Annual Symposium of the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) will be held 5-6 September, 2012 at University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand, Norway. The symposium will provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to present their work to a diverse audience and gain valuable experience. It is also an opportunity for young scientists to network and engage with international ICT4D scholars . The symposium