The ComDev team took the opportunity to catch up with alumna and former staff member Rebecca Bengtsson, Communications Officer with the Temporary International Presence in Hebron.
Tobias Denskus and about 20 students discussed the current situation in Israel and Palestine, including the challenges of C4D work in the context of an international observer mission, the complexities and fragmentations of Palestinian governance and the role of (international) media in recent reporting on a new ‘electronic Intifada’.
Since Rebecca was on home leave in Sweden we also talked about compound living, international ComDev work and the fact that Hebron may be one of the few places in the world where even Hummus can be non-vegetarian…

Here’s the recording of the talk:

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Marko Skoric from City University Hong Kong will be joining ‪#‎comdev_live on Thursday, 8 October. He will present his research on

Political expression, exposure to disagreement, and opinion shielding on social media as predictors of citizen engagement

We will be meeting from 2.30-4.00 (SWE time) in the Glocal Classroom teaching room (NC0502) and the seminar will be streamed on the ComDev portal.

Marko M. Skoric is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Michigan, and a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University College London, UK. Marko’s teaching and research interests are focused on new media and social change, with particular emphasis on civic and political implications of new communication technologies.

Marko has conducted studies on online social capital and its civic and political implications in Asia-Pacific; implications of video-game addiction and violence; cultural shaping of communication systems and democratization; and civic and political impact of podcasting, social networking and broadband Internet, among other topics.

Marko Skoric (CityU Hong Kong) ComDev seminar recording

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Advances in Communication for Development (15 ECTS)

Advances in Communication for Development: Social Action, Planning and Evaluation is a new ComDev course specifically tailored for Development and Communication professionals that we are now offering for the second time!
Aimed at those who wish to enhance their skill-set and strengthen the academic foundations supporting their professional practice. This course is open to collaborations with employers and organisations from the development sector and can be added as professional development or training portfolio.

Advances in Communication for Development is a fully accredited 15 credit Malmö University course. Taught part-time over one term the course is specifically structured to accommodate demanding work schedules and complement day-to-day professional practice. The course for the spring semester will run between mid-January and the beginning of June 2016.

You can find all the details on our Commissioned Education site or go directly to the official course page at Malmö University!

Women Making History Newsletter No. 1, 2015

by Tobias Denskus September 30, 2015 Comdev Projects

ComDev researcher Anders Hög-Hansen is part of the Living Archives project at Malmö University. Below is the project’s latest newsletter with an update from the ‘Women Making History’ project in which he was involved as well: The 100 Years of Immigrant Women’s Life and Work in Malmö bilingual newsletter No. 1 (2015) – made by […]

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Photo Essay on New Media and Heritage at House of Culture in Tanzania

by Anders Hög Hansen September 14, 2015 Uncategorized

ComDev researchers Anders Høg Hansen, Shani Omari and Ylva Ekström present their research project ‘The House of Culture. Tanzanian Youth and Social Engagement at the Intersection of Arts and New Media’ in a new photo essay. During 2012 and 2013, the early phase of setting up a new House of Culture, researchers Shani Omari, Ylva […]

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Apply for the MA in Communication for Development between 15 September and 15 October 2015!

by Tobias Denskus September 14, 2015 Uncategorized

MA in Communication for Development (60 ECTS) Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies in culture, communication and development integrated with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the context of […]

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ComDev anniversary event-News & Updates

by Tobias Denskus August 14, 2015 Alumni

Our ComDev 15th anniversary seminar is nicely taking shape and we would like to take the opportunity of returning from our summer vacation to share some updates with you. Below is the draft program for the 1.5 days in September. Our post from before the summer break outlines the rationale behind the seminar with some […]

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Hacking Team hack raises important questions for development & ICT4D

by Tobias Denskus July 15, 2015 Student work

In his guest post, Italian ComDev student Adriano Pedrana shares his reflections on the Milano-based Hacking Team’s recent hack and why it matters for the development and ICT4D community. Hacking Team being hacked. The news that the company that had specialized in providing spyware to governments and police forces was targeted by anonymous hackers broke […]

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New Communication Theory Special Issue on Advocacy and Communication for Social Change

by Tobias Denskus July 2, 2015 Comdev News

A recently published special issue of a major international communication journal features research from ComDev staff and partners. The Communication Theory special issue on Advocacy and Communication for Social Change features co-authored research by ComDev’s program coordinator Tobias Denskus as well as contributions by previous ComDev guest lecturers, including co-editor Karin Wilkins. She writes in […]

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Welcome to ComDev – Course Start Autumn 2015

by Hugo Boothby June 17, 2015 Uncategorized

Welcome to the Communication for Development masters programme at Malmö University. If you are starting your studies with ComDev this autumn then you will find all the information that you need in the Course Start Guide. It is here that you will find information regarding registration for new courses, our IT systems and some important dates for the first few weeks of your new course. If […]

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