#voiceandmatter: 3 weeks to go!

by Ulrica Kristhammar on 27 August 2014

V&M_2014_flyer.inddWith only 3 weeks to go we are starting the countdown – 17 to 20 September will be interesting days! Don’t forget to register before 7 September 2014.

More information about the participatory video workshops is now available on the website. Don’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about the use of participatory video in international development. Read more about the workshops and how to sign up for them here.

We are also happy to announce that Marcin de Kaminski, Policy Specialist for Freedom of Expression/ICT at Sida, Sweden, will join our policy panel on “The Role of Media and Communication in the Post 2015 Agenda”.

We are also especially happy to see our film-screenings come into place, and to be collaborating with Folkets Bio and Doc Lounge Malmö this year again. The screenings of Gringo Trails (2013) by Pegi Vail and The Stuart Hall Project (2013) by John Akomfrah, will be free and open also to non-participants of the conference. Don’t hesitate to bring a friend!

Browse through the programme here, or visit voiceandmatter.net for more information.


#voiceandmatter: 4 weeks to go!

by Ulrica Kristhammar on 15 August 2014

V&M_2014_flyer.inddVoice & Matter is drawing close – 17 to 20 September will be interesting days. With little more than four weeks to go, as many as 50 speakers from 20 different countries are confirmed.

Almost 30 speakers have been accepted to present papers during the conference, and we are happy to announce that abstracts and bios now are available on the website. Browse through the interesting collection of presentations here.

Latest confirmations include Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Read more about his work and our other keynotes here.

For more updates, check the latest version of the programme.

Last but not least, don’t forget to register! Last day for registration is 7 September 2014.

We are looking very much forward to four intensive days, dedicated to the theory and practice of Communication for Development. We hope to see you there!



Voice & Matter: Meet our Speakers

by Ulrica Kristhammar 15 July 2014

We are continuously posting information about the speakers of Voice & Matter on the conference website. Learn more about who they are here.
We can now confirm that almost 30 speakers have been accepted to present papers during the conference. More information about the speakers will be posted on the conference website during the summer.
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New Issue of Glocal Times

by Ulrica Kristhammar 9 July 2014

Glocal Times is a web magazine published by Malmö University’s Master in Communication for Development, co-edited by Ørecomm participants Oscar Hemer, Florencia Enghel and Rebecca Bengtsson. A new issue of Glocal Times, Issue No. 20, was released last month.
“Amidst what may be described as a flurry of activity, Issue No. 20 of Glocal Times once [...]

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Voice & Matter: Programme Released!

by Ulrica Kristhammar 25 June 2014

We are really happy about this year’s diverse programme, offering a mixture of academic content, practitioner-oriented debate, film-screenings and workshops. We hope that you will find it interesting as well!
New speakers and events are continuously being added. The latest confirmations include Sheela Patel (IN) from SPARC and Slum Dwellers International, and Baroness Lola Young (UK), [...]

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ICT4D, Crisis Communication & Social Change

by Ulrica Kristhammar 28 May 2014

IPID – The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D – is organizing a seminar on ICT4D, Crisis Communication & Social Change in collaboration with Malmö University, on 11 June 2014, 1–4 pm.
The programme includes speakers such as Emrys Schoemaker on ‘The Role of Identity in ICT4D,’ and Timo Luege on ‘The Role of [...]

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Update: Voice & Matter – Glocal Conference on Communication for Development

by Ulrica Kristhammar 20 May 2014

Submit your Abstract Now
Don’t miss the chance to to submit an abstract for the Voice & Matter conference. The deadline has been extended to 10 June 2014.
Ørecomm welcomes projects and ideas that explore the dynamic relationship between voice and matter in the context of communication for development theory and practice. Read the full call here.
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Workshop: Sensational(ising) Development

by Ulrica Kristhammar 15 May 2014

Ørecomm participant Lisa Ann Richey is one of the speakers in an up-coming workshop on how media representations of international development are changing. The event takes place on 19 June 2014, at the Open University, London.
Cliché images of starving children and stories of corrupt governments now exist alongside campaigns that sensationalise development and coverage that [...]

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Open Seminar: Communication for Social and Environmental Change, Guelph 22-23 May

by Ulrica Kristhammar 12 May 2014

In less than two weeks the second seminar in the Glocal Classroom project is kicking off. This time in Guelph, Canada, under the title “Communication for Social and Environmental Change.” The programme will include speakers, panel discussions, radio broadcasts, student posters and interactions among academics and practitioners for critical reflection on communication and media for [...]

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Seminar: Media & Citizen Engagement – Experiences from Kenya and Tanzania

by Admin 4 May 2014

The MEDIeA research project People Speaking Up? Media, Empowerment and Democracy in East Africa is hosting a concluding seminar which is taking place 7-8 May in Nairobi, Kenya. The seminar will assemble around 40 academics, media practitioners and opinion leaders in Kenya and Tanzania to discuss the research findings of the MEDIeA project.
The MEDIeA research [...]

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