Community Media Infos | Juni 2011

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Hallo,

unten findet ihr Infos aus dem internationalen Bereich, zu zwei Buch-Veröffentlichungen, eine Konferenz im Herbst und Infos aus Bangladesch.

Gruß Stefan

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* Rebellious Media Conference, London, 8-9 October 2011

* New Book: Media and Participation. A site of ideological-democratic struggle

* Conmunnity Media in "The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy"

* First community radio station on air in Bangladesh







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Rebellious Media Conference, London, 8-9 October 2011

http://rebelliousmediaconference.org/

Frustrated with the mainstream media’s coverage of war, climate change and the economy, or already making your own media?

Interested in acquiring new skills or finding out more about exciting radical media projects from around the world?

Want to join the resistance to the corporate takeover of the internet, or discuss how we can harness the digital revolution to help bring about radical social change?

THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU! The Rebellious Media Conference, a major event to take place in Central London on 8-9 October 2011, is being organised by a committee that includes Peace News, Ceasefire magazine, New Internationalist, Red Pepper, Undercurrents and visionOntv.

This gathering will have three main purposes: - to showcase inspiring examples of radical media practice; - to further develop radical critiques of the mainstream media; - to enable activists, journalists and students to engage in training and skillsharing.

The Rebellious Media Conference (RMC) is also: - an opportunity for dialogue between radical media and mainstream media; - for radical media groups to come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing us, particularly in relation to the digital revolution.

The intention is to capture as much as possible of the RMC and to make it available on the web, and for there to be ongoing projects coming out of the RMC. We have already approached a few major figures in radical media, who have confirmed their interest in participating, including Michael Albert (coordinator of the world’s largest radical website, ZNet), radical documentary film maker John Pilger, Jessica Azulay (formerly of The New Standard), and renowned media scholar Robert McChesney (who will be participating remotely, from Illinois).

We are currently drafting the programme for the Conference, which will comprise roughly fifty small (<30 people) workshops, and eight larger (100+) sessions, and we would very much appreciate any ideas and suggestions that you might have.

Specifically, for each of the five topics below we would like to know: (a) what sessions you would like to see take place during the RMC; and (b) the names and contact details of people or organisations you think might be able to help facilitate these sessions:

(1) Inspiring radical media projects or initiatives (2) Radical critiques of the mainstream media (3) Training and skillsharing (4) Dialogue with the mainstream media (5) Radical media & the digital revolution

Please send your ideas and suggestions to us by email or phone us on 0780 114 0192 (Emma) or 0845 458 2564 (Gabriel). If you would like to submit a detailed idea for a session then please use the “RMC Workshop Proposal Form”. The latter can be e-mailed to us at rebelliousmediaconference [at] riseup [dot] net or posted to Rebellious Media Conference, c/o Peace News, 5 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DX.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

* Michael Albert, coordinator of the world’s largest radical website, ZNet * John Pilger, radical documentary film maker * Jessica Azulay, formerly of The New Standard * Robert McChesney, renowned media scholar

If you would like to volunteer to help organise this event then please send your e-mail address and phone number to bek [at] brokenplastic.org.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Emma Hughes (Red Pepper) Gabriel Carlyle (Peace News) on behalf of the Rebellious Media Conference







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New Book: Media and Participation. A site of ideological-democratic struggle

By Nico Carpentier

http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4744/

Intellect ISBN 9781841504070

405 pages

Short Description Participation has become fashionable again, but at the same time it has always played a crucial role in our contemporary societies, and it has been omnipresent in a surprisingly large number of societal fields. In the case of the media sphere, the present-day media conjuncture is now considered to be the most participatory ever, but media participation has had a long and intense history. To deal with these paradoxes, this book looks at participation as a structurally unstable concept and as the object of a political-ideological struggle that makes it oscillate between minimalist and maximalist versions. This struggle is analysed in theoretical reflections in five fields (democracy, arts, development, spatial planning and media) and in eight different cases of media practice. Among the case studies are the first interactive film, reality-tv and audience discussion programmes, community radio stations, an alternative radio exchange database and a series of vlogs and online video films. These case studies also show participation's close connection to power, identity, organization, technology and quality.

Chapter titles

Introduction

Chapter 1: Defining Participation: An Interdisciplinary Overview 1. Democratic theory and participation 2. Beyond democratic theory 3. Audience participation and communication (rights)

Chapter 2: Keyword ­ Power 1. A conceptual introduction 2. Case 1: Management in the north Belgian audience discussion programme Jan Publiek 3. Case 2: Barometer and the post-political

Chapter 3: Keyword ­ Identity 1. A conceptual introduction 2. Case 1: The construction of ordinary people in Jan Publiek 3. Case 2: Temptation Island ­ reality TV and minimalist participation

Chapter 4: Keyword ­ Organization 1. A conceptual introduction 2. Case 1: BBC¹s Video Nation 3. Case 2: RadioSwap

Chapter 5: Keyword ­ Technology 1. A conceptual introduction 2. Case: Kinoautomat ­ One man and his house. The lack of uptake of participatory technology

Chapter 6: Keyword ­ Quality 1. A conceptual introduction 2. Case 1: 16plus, Barometer and the rejection of participatory products 3. Case 2: Alternative and community media constructions of quality: Negotiated quality

Chapter 7: A Short Conclusion







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The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy

R. Mansell and M. Raboy (Eds)

Co-published by IAMCR and Wiley-Blackwell, this book offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences. It provides the most up to date and comprehensive collection of essays from top scholars in the field, including contributions from western and eastern Europe, North and Central America, Africa and Asia.

/The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy/ offers new conceptual frameworks and new methodologies for mapping the contours of emergent global media and communication policy, drawing on theory and empirical research to offer multiple perspectives on the local, national, regional and global forums in which policy debate occurs. This book is edited by IAMCR members Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy, and most of its 33 chapters are authored by IAMCR members.

This is one of a series of three /Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research/, co-published by and IAMCR and Wiley-Blackwell. The series offers definitive, state-of-the art handbooks that bring a global per-spective to their subjects. These volumes are designed to define an intellectual terrain: its historic emergence; its key theoretical paradigms; its transnational evolution; key empirical research and case study exemplars; and possible future directions.

Other books from the series are:

The Handbook of Media Audiences /Edited by Virginia Nightingale/

The Handbook of Political Economy of Communications /Edited by Janet Wasko, Graham Murdock, and Helena Sousa/

Order them at: *www.wiley.com/go/iamcr* and use the code VB144 when you check out for*20% discount* offer available till *31 July 2011*.

Download the book series flyer *here *.

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*/The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy - /Table of Contents *

/*Introduction*/

1. Foundations of the Theory and Practice of Global Media and Communication Policy (Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy).

/*Part I*/ /*Contested Concepts: An Emerging Field.*/

2. The Origins of International Agreements and Global Media: The Post, the Telegraph, and Wireless Communication Before World War I (Ted Magder). 3. The Evolution of GMCP Institutions (Don MacLean). 4. Whose Global Village? (William H. Melody). 5. Free Flow Doctrine in Global Media Policy (Kaarle Nordenstreng). 6. Human Rights and Their Role in Global Media and Communication Discourses (Rikke Frank Jørgensen). 7. Policy's Hubris: Power, Fantasy, and the Limits of (Global) Media Policy Interventions (Nico Carpentier).

/*Part II Democratization: Policy in Practice.*/

8. Power Dynamics in Multi-stakeholder Policy Processes and Intra-civil Society Networking (Bart Cammaerts). 9. Media Reform in the United States and Canada: Activism and Advocacy for Media Policies in the Public Interest (Leslie Regan Shade). 10. Community Media in a Globalized World: The Relevance and Resilience of Local Radio (Kate Coyer). 11. Global Media Policy and Crisis States (Monroe E. Price). 12. The Post-Soviet Media and Communication Policy Landscape: The Case of Russia (Andrei Richter). 13. Public Service Broadcasting: Product (and Victim?) of Public Policy (Karol Jakubowicz). 14. User Rights for the Internet Age: Communications Policy According to "Netizens" (Arne Hintz and Stefania Milan).

/*Part III Cultural Diversity: Contesting Power.*/

15. Media Research and Public Policy: Tiding Over the Rupture (Biswajit Das and Vibodh Parthasarathi). 16. Whose Democracy? Rights-based Discourse and Global Intellectual Property Rights Activism (Boatema Boateng). 17. Global Media Policy and Cultural Pluralism (Karim H. Karim). 18. The Emergent Supranational Arab Media Policy Sphere (Marwan M. Kraidy). 19. The Mediterranean Arab Mosaic between Free Press Development and Unequal Exchanges with the "North" (Jamal Eddine Naji). 20. Rethinking Communication for Development Policy: Some Considerations (Linje Manyozo). 21. The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity: Cultural Policy and International Trade in Cultural Products (Peter S. Grant).

/*Part IV Markets and Globality.*/

22. Economic Approaches to Media Policy (Robert G. Picard). 23. Postcolonial Media Policy Under the Long Shadow of Empire (Amin Alhassan and Paula Chakravartty). 24. Policy Imperialism: Bilateral Trade Agreements as Instruments of Media Governance (Andrew Calabrese and Marco Briziarelli). 25. ICT Policy-making and International Trade Agreements in the Caribbean (Hopeton S. Dunn). 26. Legislation, Regulation, and Management in the South African Broadcasting Landscape: A Case Study of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (Ruth Teer-Tomaselli). 27. Regulation as Linguistic Engineering (Roberta G. Lentz).

/*Part V Governance: New Policy and Research Challenges.*/

28. Gender and Communication Policy: Struggling for Space (Margaret Gallagher). 29. The Environment and Global Media and Communication Policy (Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller). 30. Anti-terrorism and the Harmonization of Media and Communication Policy (Sandra Braman). 31. Regulating the Internet in the Interests of Children: Emerging European and International Approaches (Sonia Livingstone). 32. From Television without Frontiers to the Digital Big Bang: The EU's Continuous Efforts to Create a Future-proof Internal Media Market (Caroline Pauwels and Karen Donders). 33. Actors and Interactions in Global Communication Governance: The Heuristic Potential of a Network Approach (Claudia Padovani and Elena Pavan).

Publisher's website for this book.

*Title:* Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy *Editors:* Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy *Published: April 2011 *Imprint:* Wiley-Blackwell *Pages:* 600 pp *ISBN:* 978-1-4051-9871-4





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First community radio on air -- Lokobetar's test run starts in Barguna

The Daily Star, 31 May 2011 http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=187959

The country's first community radio named Lokobetar has begun test transmission in the district town of Barguna to build public opinion on development issues like democracy, good governance, human rights, anti-corruption, health and women empowerment.

Mass-Line Media Centre (MMC), a development organisation, with financial and technical support from Unesco, set up the radio station, which has been on trial since May 27 and is expected to go for full-fledged transmission by mid-June.

MMC officials will operate the radio while local community will star in the programmes.

Tarek Mahmud, acting head of Lokobetar, said the radio equipment costs stand at about Tk 10 lakh.

The radio now broadcasts programmes for an hour daily, which would be increased gradually, said MMC officials.

Musical programmes are being transmitted with some social messages on issues such as public health, education, women oppression, child marriage, and dowry. Weather and agriculture news are also on the list.

In 1998 MMC applied to the information ministry asking for licence for community radio. The government provided 14 licences in April last year.

About 17 kilometers circle of Barguna town will get the FM 99.2 radio frequency of Lokobetar while 12 lakh people have been targeted. The programme can be listened on radio set or mobile handset. Although the radio has been on test run, the operator has yet to set up a 100-feet high antenna structure. Rather, the antenna has been set up on the rooftop of a house.

"So the targeted group will not receive the signal at the moment. The studio is also yet to be built," said Mahmud.

Nyma Nargis, project officer (communication and information) of Unesco, said, "We believe community radio will play a successful role in creating mass awareness on issues such as democracy, good governance, human rights, anti-corruption movement, health, environment, women empowerment, gender, youth and child rights, and non-formal education."

She said communities would be better prepared to accept the radio station and interested to engage in the activities related to community radio programming.

Unesco Dhaka office initially provided two community radio stations. The Centre for Communication and Development (CCD), a Rajshahi-based media organisation, will operate the other radio station that would come into transmission soon.

The government has a plan to establish a community radio on agriculture information services in Barguna. [Thanks to George Lessard for the link]

Join the Community Radio Forum. For membership details, please go to www.crforum.in