Voice & Matter: Meet our Speakers

by Ulrica Kristhammar on 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.

We are happy to announce that Andrea Cornwall will be the opening keynote of Voice & Matter. She is Professor of Anthropology and Development in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, and specializes in the anthropology of democracy, citizen participation, participatory research, gender and sexuality.

Latest confirmations also include Linje Manyozo, who will be one of the speakers of the panel “ICT4D and Citizen Engagement.” Linje is a Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught development communication in South Africa and Malawi, where in 2005, he successfully introduced Africa’s first ever undergraduate degree programme in development communication.

For further up-dates, check the programme at www.voiceandmatter.net.

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New Issue of Glocal Times

by Ulrica Kristhammar on 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 again engages with communication for development from a threefold perspective: as a field of study, as professional practice and as an institutional project,” says Florencia Enghel when she presents the new issue.

Read her introduction to the new number below, or visit www.glocaltimes.se for the full issue.

“Nine months have passed since the publication of Issue No. 19 of Glocal Times, and in the meantime there has been plenty of activity within the field. [ more →]

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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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PhD Seminar: New Media and Social Change

by Thomas Tufte 2 May 2014

As part of the research project Critical Perspectives on New Media and Processes of Social Change in the Global South, a Nordic-Kenyan PhD seminar is taking place 3-9 May 2014, in Eldoret, Kenya. The seminar will gather 23 PhD students from Kenya and the Nordic countries, and academics from MOI University, Roskilde University and University [...]

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New Book: The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

by Ulrica Kristhammar 25 April 2014

”The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change” – previously mentioned here – is now out. Ørecomm co-director Thomas Tufte, Professor Karin Gwinn Wilkins, University of Texas, and Rafael Obregon, Chief of Communication for Development at UNICEF New York – three high profiles in the field – have made an impressive effort to provide an up-to-date overview [...]

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