community media

E-discussion on "Radio and community media: empowering rural youth"

This year’s World Radio Day(13 February) celebrates “Radio and Youth”. To raise awareness on this important issue, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), have launched an online discussion aimed at exploring the role of radio and community media in the lives of rural people in West Africa.

Community media and rural ComDev: central themes of IAMCR pre-conferences

Hyderabad, India is hosting the 2014 IAMCR conference on July 15-19, touching on the theme “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice”. Two pre-conference events will focus respectively on: a. Building Community – Shaping Change. The Role of Community, Citizen and Alternative Media in Regional Transformation (July 13-14) b. Communication for sustainable rural development and social change (July 14) Both the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) are

Communication and Family Farming: radio campaign launched

In the context of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), FAO and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) just launched an awareness campaign targeted at farmers’ organizations and the rural population. Community radio is used as a platform to share information with the farming community and involve them further in the discussion regarding the key role that family farming plays in economic and social development. The campaign consists of a series of radio programmes produced in connection

IAMCR 2014: call for papers and panel proposals

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2014 IAMCR Conference that will be held on July 15-19, 2014 in Hyderabad, India.  The Department of Communication at the University of Hyderabad and the School of Communication of the English and Foreign Languages University will be hosting the 2014 Conference and the theme will be  “Region as a Frame: Politics,

Philippine ComDev Educators and Practitioners Conference

Development communication as a field of study and practice in the Philippines has already gained local and international recognition. Pioneered in the 1970s by Dr. Nora C. Quebral it has contributed in catalyzing, facilitating, and sustaining social changes and development goals in the country.  The 2nd National Conference of the Consortium of Development Communication Educators and Practitioners of the Philippines (CDCEPP) will gather a pool of educators and practitioners at