DIY-DMU Podcast 017 International Community Media Expo

Today’s podcast was recorded as part of the first DMU International Community Media Expo. Sitting around the table was Julian, Kiaran, Ulrika, Gerhart and myself. We chatted about the role and the importance of community media and what we need to learn to make our own media.

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Democratic Media Institutions

BBC Media Action is the charitable arm of the BBC that seeks to support communication development in developing nations around the world. James Deane is the Director of Policy and Research, and in his latest blog he asks if we need to rethink how we build media organsations and institutions that support democratic accountability around […]

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Trusting Community Reporting?

John Naughton writing in The Guardian makes a very powerful point about the need for trusted sources of information in developing communities. With the use of Facebook as a tool for promoting fake news, which has led to violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Naughton suggests that: We have woken up to Facebook’s pernicious role […]

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DIY-DMU Podcast 013 Cambodia #dmuglobal

For the last week or so, John and myself have been in Cambodia doing some teaching and research work with the American University of Phnom Penh. We met some fantastic students and experienced Cambodian life and culture. It was my first time in Cambodia and it was completely different to how I expected it. We […]

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Back to Basics: Running a Community Media Café 101

There is no right or wrong way to organising and running a Comunity Media Café as it often accommodates itself to the needs of its participants. Before I provide you with an insightful guide, solely based on personal experience, I think a definition of community media cafés is in order. Community media cafés empower community […]

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Back to Basics: Running a Community Media Café 101

There is no right or wrong way to organising and running a Comunity Media Café as it often accommodates itself to the needs of its participants. Before I provide you with an insightful guide, solely based on personal experience, I think a definition of community media cafés is in order. Community media cafés empower community […]

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Community Media Cafés – A short summary

Six weeks have past and it is time to conclude the social phenomenon that community media cafés represent. I can’t address this type of social gathering as a format, because of its fluidity and lack of a specific set of rules at its core. Since the Community Media Cafés are a relatively new introduction to […]

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Community Media Café #6 – Saving planet Earth one drop at a time

When it comes to influencing or even changing people’s behaviour, foreign ideas are often met with a sense of disbelief and repercussion. Even if the idea is great and the motives are pure, people often lack the communication skills to present it in an acceptable manner. How, then, can we convey an idea, that would […]

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