Events & Opportunities

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

C4D network webinars - introduction to ComDev

The C4D Network has launched a brand new series of online seminars developed in partnership with UNICEF. Over August and September two introductory training units of an hour each will be available addressing: (1) C4D Concepts & Approaches; and (2) C4D Planning & Learning. These training units are delivered over the internet in the form of live ‘webinars’, i.e. in real time to allow interaction between trainer and participants. The training

Media, globalization and development course in Malmo

The ComDev Master programme of Malmo University welcomes new students to the Media, Globalization and Development course, starting in September. The Communication for Development masters is an integrated distance learning programme of 60 ECTS programme studied part-time over two years. Lectures and seminars that take place in Malmö are combined with live streamed online lectures and online tuition. You can find out more about the Master programme in the map

E-learning course on crisis communication

Infoasaid launched its e-learning course on communication with crisis-affected communities. The course “Communication is Aid” aims to raise awareness and build basic skills on how to communicate effectively with crisis-affected communities and to build understanding on what needs to be done beforehand as emergency preparedness.  The first two modules introduce learners to the course, how to navigate it and the key concepts it covers. The remaining three modules are interactive,


AMARC is inviting radio broadcasters to submit audio programs on indigenous peoples and minority languages. This is in line with AMARC’s initiative to underline the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People by making available to its members and people at large radio programs on the different issues concerning the indigenous peoples and minority languages. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People will be celebrated on August 9th.  The UN

Call for papers: communication and social change

“Beyond the Impasse: Exploring New Thinking in Communication & Social Change” is the title of the inaugural boutique conference of the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CSC) of the University of Queensland. The conference on innovation in critical communication for social change will be held on 29-31 January 2013 at Brisbane, Australia. The conference will highlight new ways of exploring solutions to persistent problems and present opportunities for innovative engagement with communication

Fellowships available for multimedia and journalism courses

RNTC is an international training institute serving media professionals working in broadcast, print and online media especially in developing countries. The RNTC Fellowship Fund supports journalists from around the world who are looking to develop their journalistic skills, but do not have enough financial means to support themselves. The fellowships are available for the following courses: Mastering Social Media Multimedia Journalism and Water More information on the fund are available


AMARC Brazil is conducting a series of regional seminars on regulatory frameworks and right to communicate. The seminars aim at empowering civil society and promoting joint work leading to the establishment of a new legislation that allows for the exercise of communication rights and freedom of expression. From May 11 to 13, 2012 the Casa da Cultura of Arroio do Sal (Rio Grande do Sul) hosted a seminar under the

farm radio

As part of its efforts to provide radio training for broadcasters across Africa, Farm Radio International in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), is launching a free 11-week online course for radio broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa. It will be offered in English and begin in September 2012. The course focuses on designing a regular (daily or weekly) farmer program to serve small-scale farmers in a station’s listening area. Completely