Ørecomm – Centre for Communication and Glocal Change invites researchers, artists, students and practitioners to its 3rd Festival, 13–16 September 2013. The Festival will start in Roskilde (1 day), move on to Malmö (2 days) and close in Copenhagen (1 day): [ more →]
Deadline for abstracts to the Ørecomm festival 2013 is drawing close.
Ørecomm invites researchers, students and practitioners to submit proposals for papers, art works, and other interventions that are related to this year’s festival theme:
Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice
If you wish to submit a proposal, it should reach the Ørecomm secretariat no later then 24 June.
Read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note for information about how to submit.
We look forward to hearing from you!
[Updated 13 June 2013] We have previously published information and call for this pre-conference event (before IAMCR). A brief update:
Day 1 of the conference is organised by local community media activists. It will take place in a city centre venue in Dublin and include a mix of workshops, discussions and presentations, some with a more practical focus and some with a more academic approach, some focusing on the situation in Dublin and Ireland and some addressing international concerns.
Day 2 is to be held at Dublin City University, the venue for the IAMCR conference. It will have a more traditional academic conference format, although we’ll try to keep presentations short and maximise the time for discussions and exchange.”
The event is free, and you do not need to register.
The full programme is now available here (pdf).
One of the outstanding presentations at the Ørecomm Festival 2012 was by Danish author and critic Carsten Jensen. He spoke about ”New Voices and the constitutional deafness of the mass media: Why freedom of expression is not the same as freedom of information and why the crisis of the latter undermines the meaning of the former”. As so often with an edgy humor.
Scroll to where Carsten Jensen begins (at 35 mins) – or use this direct link.
An annual report is very often a boring item, dutily produced and not very readable. Not so with the report from IMS (International Media Support). The report is available here in two versions: one for online reading, one for download.
“With 2012 being one of the deadliest years for journalists and media workers on record, ensuring their safety and challenging the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators of such attacks remain more important than ever. [ more →]
Palgrave Macmillan is about to launch a major book series on Communication for Social Change, with first volumes to appear in 2013. From publisher’s blurb:
“This book series specifically explores new thinking in Communication for Social Change (CSC) theory, methods and policy. Intentionally inter-disciplinary, it explores CSC in the context of multiple interfaces between culture, technology, political economy and social change. The series spotlights ingenuity in theory, innovation in methods, and novelty in exploring policy issues.”
Several of the authors and advisory board members have close relations to Ørecomm. For more details on the series, see flyer here.