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. 

Exploring the role of ComDev in Latin America

A two-day conference on Media & Governance in Latin America will take place on 13–14 May 2014 to explore the role of communication in governance and development, focusing on Latin America. The event is hosted jointly by the University of Sheffield’s Department of Journalism Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies and Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID). From the organizer’s website: “Latin America is changing. Nations are witnessing a resurgence in civil society, participation and protest. Media policy is a hot

Pacific Media Innovation Fund: call for applications

The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) Innovation Fund has been established to provide funding support to Pacific stakeholders and development partners that play a role in media and communications in the region. It is designed to help build both technical and creative capacity of the Pacific media and communication sectors. PACMAS is looking for home-grown innovative activities that promote and support Communication for Development through: creation of new media content that

Call for papers: AMIC 22nd Annual Conference

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) is calling for abstracts for its 22nd Annual Conference on July 4-7, 2013, Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Deadline for submission is on April 30, 2013. The theme of the conference is ‘Transformational Communication and the New Asia’. The conference proposes to take stock of Asian media and communication studies, keeping in mind the challenges and opportunities arising out of globalisation, new media

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In obsevance of the International Women’s Day (IWD), UNESCO joins forces with international and regional partners to launch the annual Women Make the News on March 8. UNESCO and its partners are inviting media organizations, professional associations, journalists’ unions, women and men working in the media and civil society to share their experiences and best practices in reporting or advocating for the end of violence against women. With the theme Towards a

PhD scholarship in Media and Communication Studies

Malmö University is offering a PhD scholarship in Media and Communication Studies for a 4-year collaborative, interdisciplinary project based at Medea.  The successful PhD candidate will join the Living Archives project funded by the Swedish Research Council’s programme “Digitalized Society”. See details of the Living Archives project here. The project involves complementary research strands of Open Data and Performing Memory and focuses on how archives can become a social resource, be integral

2013 IAMCR Conference - Call for Papers

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites papers and panel proposals for the 2013 IAMCR conference to be held from 25 to 29 June, 2013 at the Helix Conference Centre at Dublin City University, Ireland. The overarching theme of the 2013 IAMCR conference is “Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders”. The conference theme invites reflections and papers addressing whether or how the current

Call for chapters: Digital Literacy, Technology and Social Inclusion

The call for chapters for the forthcoming e-book, titled “Digital Literacy, Technology and Social Inclusion: making sense of one-to-one computer programmes around the world”, to be published in 2013 is open until January 20, 2013. Governments all over the world have agendas to support the use of digital technologies in schools, promoting programmes known as ‘one-to-one’ (1:1) – one computer per child. Contributions for this book preferably take into account the diversity of social and

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

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