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Unraveling C4D trends in Europe

cardey(Written by Dr. Cleofe S. Torres)

So how does C4D as practiced in Europe look like? Dr. Sarah Cardey, associate professor and Director of the Graduate Institute for International Development, Agriculture and Economics at University of Reading in UK, gave an interesting talk on the topic. Read more ...

Challenging the Role of Community Radio in Climate Change

community radio“As a mass medium at the local level, community radios can provide the link between community and science.” This was emphasized by Ajaya Dixit, Executive Director of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) in Nepal during his discussion on climate change and disaster resilience among community radio broadcasters, community media practitioners, and representatives of farmer organizations from South Asia.  

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World Radio Day 2018: Radio and Sports

logo enThe seventh World Radio Day will be held on 13 February 2018 with the theme “Radio and Sports”. In this year’s celebration, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) enjoins all radio stations and supporting organizations “to strengthen diversity, peace and development through sports broadcasting.” 

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RNTC offers Media Campaigns for Development and Social Change course

rntc media training michiel bles 23 webRadio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) has published its course calendar for 2018. One of the courses that it will be offering is "Media Campaigns for Development and Social Change." The course aims to enable participants to "explore the ingredients of successful development campaigns and learn how to create the right campaign for your target audience" (RNTC website).

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Erfan Daliri: Using art to orchestrate change*

Erfan 2017Erfan Daliri, a 2011 graduate at the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland, is an author, speaker, artist, educator, mentor, event director, and agent of social change. The Centre had a chat with him about the Newkind Festival, as well as his events production company (with the soul of a social movement) UpUpTrampoline. In this article, Daliri’s lifelong interest in using the arts to orchestrate social change is uncovered. 
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Educational campaign builds tsunami resiliency

Indonesia tsunamiTsunamis are frequent in Indonesia and more than 35% of them are deadly. The December 26, 2004 tsunami claimed 178,000 lives in the island of Sumatra. In hindsight, the weak tsunami resilience of the people contributed to the terrible catastrophe. Many people were unaware, unprepared, and lacked knowledge about tsunamis. The mass media reported on the December 26 tragic consequences but did not provide substantial information about tsunamis (Morin et al., 2008). 

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Rural Communication Working Group Proposed at IAMCR

IAMCR2017By Loes Witteveen, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

A working group on Rural Communication has been proposed to the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). This move was initiated by the GRI-RC during the IAMCR international conference in July this year.   

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GRI-RC joins CCComdev

GRI LogosThe Global Research Initiative for Rural Communication (GRI-RC) joins CCComdev global platform as a major partner. Comprised of the FAO ComDev team and six academia engaged in doing research, provision of technical assistance, and offering of formal courses in ComDev, GRI-RC will now be sharing in this platform their work and experiences on rural communication in the various continents and countries they cover.  

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