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ECREA 2012: Social Media and Global Voices
The proposed theme; “Social Media And Global Voices” aims to open up a vibrant discussion in the European academic scene in the areas of: new media, peace and conflict journalism, network society, convergence culture, cultural spaces of human interaction, social media use and access, media as a platform for democracy, legislative restrictions of the old and new media, limits of artistic expressions, issues of multiculturalism, ubiquity of the internet and digital divide, local media as community builder, diasporic media, transnational media, and the political economy of the media.
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Grahamstown, South Africa
Media Matters: Media Development in a Changed World of Information
3rd World Conference of the Global Forum for Media Development
The conference is the only global event that addresses media development directly and in a comprehensive manner. It is the place where all groups involved in media development meet and agree strategies for cooperation. It is the event where all the different strands of discussion about media development come together.
Ørecomm Festival 2012 - Reclaiming the Public Sphere: Communication, Power and Social Change
Ørecomm — Centre for Communication and Glocal Change invites researchers, students and practitioners to its 2nd Festival. Social media activism, clicktivism, media revolutions keep reading.
Africa Utopia Festival
A month-long festival of music, theatre, film, literature, dance, fashion, talks and debates programmed by Southbank Centre in conjunction with renowned Senegalese singer and human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal, as part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World with MasterCard.
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Summit 2012
Hosted by ITU and will take place at the Conference Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Remote Participation will be an integral component of the Forum details on both onsite and remote participation will be available soon.
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Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre
'Media, Power & Revolution' media conference
From Twitter and Facebook revolutions to phone hacking and the power of the Murdoch empire, Wiki-leaks, and the Abu-Ghraib photographs -- a new intensity links power, revolution, and the media in the twenty-first century. The new media do make a difference, but what exactly is the nature of that difference? More
BFI Southbank, London
Black British Filmmakers Guide to Success
Sat 17 March
As part of Tim Reid's Legacy Media Institute programme, Nadia Denton introduces her book - a guide which outlines funding, marketing and distribution opportunities for filmmakers. Nadia - former director of the BFM International Film Festival - will take questions and be joined by special guests in this interactive morning session. www.blackfilmmakersguide.com
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
International Community Media Conference - 'If community media is the answer, what is the question?'
Those were the words of the first Nigerian Professor of Mass Communication, Professor Alfred Opubor, and the title of one of his most discussed articles Though that question was raised in 2000 in a book published by UNESCO, the issues that gave rise to it are still as urgent and improperly understood as they were then. To book
International Conference, Berlin
“Censorship and Freedom in Traditional and New Media: The Revolution of Media as a Tool of Freedom of Expression”
February 28th – March 2nd
The “Berlin International Freedom of Expression Forum” is an annual conference on the issue of “Freedom of Expression”. The aim of the conference this year is to reflect on the concepts of “freedom” and “censorship” and look at both past and potential challenges to realizing complete freedom of expression”. Focusing on the role of the media, “The International Freedom of Expression Forum” will evaluate the tools in which freedom of expression can take place. More
Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa, Swaziland
The UWC short course “Together for Development!”
29/12/2011 - 14/01/2012
Aims to encourage young people to critically engage with the concept of development, and to empower them to contribute to or lead effective development ventures in their home communities and in the wider world.
The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU
"Crisis, Conflict, and Culture: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the European Project"
December 6 - 9
The program will bring together governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars and other interested stakeholders from across the world for a program of lectures, group discussions and cultural excursions featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, civil society, academia, and the media. More
CHINH SVISG Media Village, India
5th Chinh India Kids Film Festival 2011: Today’s Preschooler: From Handling to InteractionNovember 9th
CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL is an initiative to celebrate knowledge, ideas and perspectives on culture, development and education in the context of children's programming. The objective of the film festival is to inculcate taste for quality children's programmes. In CHINH INDIA KIDS FILM FESTIVAL, children's opinions matter and they decide the winners.
Media & Learning Conference 2011
November 24 - 25
Media & Learning is aimed at practitioners and policy makers who want to find new and effective ways to use media to enhance the learning process. It is organised in collaboration with the Flemish Ministry of Education keep reading
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Science Meets the Media Workshop
November 21 - 25
This week-long workshop is designed to expose participants to the relationship between the media and science and to how scientists can communicate with the public. Keep reading
Cape Town, South Africa
The Ethics for Reporting Race, Gender, and Xenophobia
The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) is organising a 3-day course, featuring journalist Ryland Fisher, a former Editor of the Cape Times and author of the book "Race", who will share some of the issues and sensitivities involved in reporting on issues of race, xenophobia, and gender in South Africa today. More Info
Third eBario Knowledge Fair
Showcases the use of ICTs for rural development and is conducted in conjunction with the local community, bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers with the residents of Bario and the wider Kelabit ethnic community. More info
Rebellious Media Conference 2011 - Media, Activism and Social ChangeThe Rebellious Media Conference
The African & Caribbean Diaspora Design Festival
The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora 2011 events are a celebration of creativity and innovation by members of the African & African-Caribbean Diasporas living and working in the UK. AACDD
1st - 2nd September
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Sweden and Denmark
Ørecomm Festival 2011 - Agency in the Mediatized World
The aim of the festival is to make researchers, students and practitioners meet and share experiences, and critically examine the field of media, communication and development in the light of mediatization, with special regard to the conditions for agency.
Trafalgar Square, LondonAfrica Day
6 Aug 11
Anticipated to be the biggest annual event for the African community in the United Kingdom, the main aims of Africa Day are to Celebrate, Showcase and Rebrand Africa.
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
African Education Week Convention & Learning Expo
African Education Week Convention & Learning Expo, now running for the 5th consecutive year, is the largest annual education conference and expo in Africa. It looks at critical issues affecting schools, FET colleges and universities and provides a forum for representatives from all these institutions, as well as government, publishers, e-learning providers and corporate organisations, to bring new ideas, tested strategies and real solutions to improve institutional global competitiveness through quality in education for all. More
Canary Wharf, London
The 2011 Young Journalists' (16-18yrs) Academy Summer School
30 July and 6 August
2011 NAMLE conference ‘Global Visions, Local Connections: Voices in Media Literacy Education’
Date: 22 - 25 July 2011
NAMLE convenes media literacy educators and leaders every two years to expand the knowledge and practice of media literacy education in the United States. More Info
The African Education Summit
Date: 12-13th July
Aimed at directly improving the quality of education with a particular focus on increasing investment and access to technology. Private sector partners play a key role alongside investors in equipping educational establishments with technology, increasing capacity, helping with the adoption of innovative teaching methods and effectively using ICT in educational improvement.
London, United Kingdom
AFRICAN BUSINESS FORUM 2011 "SADC: Regional Integration and Drivers of Growth"
22 & 23 June
This year’s Forum will address the central theme SADC: Regional Integration and Drivers of Growth. Regional integration creates bigger markets which in turn helps attract greater interest from international investors and enhances trade. The Forum will focus on practical ways of helping increase the pace of integration while examining actual projects that cross borders and help drive growth. More
The Commonwealth Club, London, UK
ACCCE: Developing Strong Communities Through Enterprise
The African Caribbean Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise (ACCCE) will provide a formal presentation which gives support and empowerment for Africa and Caribbean-led businesses in the UK.
LSE, London, UK
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other
Facebook. Twitter. Second Life. “Smart” phones. Robot pets. Robot lovers. Thirty years ago we asked what we would use computers for - now the question is what we don’t use them for. In this lecture, MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle issues a wake-up call based on her fifteen year exploration of our lives in the digital realm. She shows how our narcissistic use of technology is fuelling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing the difference between true human connection and digital communication. Where