FCCM report: Rural Communication Services for Family Farming

The Final Report of the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) is now available under the title: Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and Perspectives. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), the Forum was convened from 23-24 October 2014 in the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Audience Research in Media Development

Forum Media and Development will hold a symposium on Audience Research in Media Development: Is it Fo(r)ME? on November 5-7, 2014 in Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Germany. The FoME symposium presents and discusses examples where audience research has been used to enhance the performance of media houses and development programmes, and it aims to stimulate the debate on how audience research capacities in developing countries can be strengthened. 

International Conference on ICTs and Development

The Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2013) will to be hosted at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, December 7 – 10, 2013. ICTD is the world’s premier conference examining the role of computers and communications in social, economic and political development. ICTD2013 will provide an international forum for scholarly researchers exploring the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, political, and economic development. Virtually


Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling-up and research to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. The aim of Making All Voices Count is to push towards effective democratic governance and accountability, closing the feedback loop between citizens and government. It focuses on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure the voices of all citizens are heard and that governments have the

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The Social Media Week 2013 is scheduled on February 17-22 in Washington to showcase the use of digital space for development. USAID will host several events during the week to contribute to the conversation and highlight how people rely on technology for a multitude of reasons, including program management and reporting, and general educational purposes for a range of projects, funded by USAID. You can showcase your work using social media for development through

Call for participation: International Conference of Communication, Media Studies and Design

The International Conference of Communication, Media Studies and Design Abstract Submissions Deadline: January 31, 2013 May 02 – 04, 2013 – Famagusta – Cyprus – Salamis Bay Hotel Invitation The International Conference of Communication, Media Studies and Design which is owned and organized by the Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies (OJCMT), is an international annual conference ( This year theme of the conference for the exchange of information on

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


On December 14 2011, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) awarded Professor Nora Cruz Quebral a honorary doctorate for her “pioneering and continued contribution to the field of development communication”. Professor Cruz-Quebral was the founder and is professor emeritus of the College of Development Communication at the Unviersity of the Philippines Los Baños, Asia’s first faculty for the field. She has worked as consultant with FAO, UNICEF,

UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication 2012

  The IPDC Prize for Rural Communication is awarded every two years to meritorious and innovative initiatives aimed at improving communication for rural communities in developing countries. Co-winners of the 2012 edition are the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists and the Kenyan Arid Lands Information Network who share the US$ 20,000 Prize. The award ceremony took place on 22 March at UNESCO Headquarters, during the 28th session of the IPDC Council.