Speaking Up and Talking Back? Media Empowerment and Civic Engagement among East and Southern African Youth is a new book edited by Örecomm participants Thomas Tufte, Norbert Wildermuth, Anne Sofie Hansen-Skovmoes and Winnie Mitullah. Published by Nordicom as a yearbook from the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, this book surveys and explores the dynamic processes of media development and the enlargement of youth driven, deliberative spaces which sub-Saharan Africa is currently experiencing
Speaking Up and Talking Back? Includes a chapter written by ComDev alumnus Rosalind Yarde. In her contribution Hidden Voices on Air. Empowering Tanzanian Youth through Participatory Radio Rosalind draws on her ComDev degree project work in which she collaborated with a group of former street children in the town of Moshi, northern Tanzania to produce participatory radio.
For more information about Speaking Up and Talking Back? Go Here!
To read more about Rosalind’s work in Tanzania and her studies with ComDev Go Here!
To read Rosalind’s ComDev degree project Go Here!
ComDev students that have submitted their degree project work for examination this term will present them orally in the period 22 – 24 May 2012. The presentations will be on a 90% completed draft version which will not be graded yet. During the oral presentations the students will receive feedback and comments from a fellow student and a senior lecturer/professor. After that the students will have 2 weeks to do the revisions and submit a final version of the project work which will be the base for a grade.
Many of the submitted works this year focus on various aspects of using Information and Communication Technologies for social change. A number of students have chosen to work on issues related to the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, others look at the role of media played in issues related to development in African and Latin American countries.
If you want to follow the oral presentations live they will be streamed here on the ComDev portal (a streaming window will be available here during the sessions) from Malmö, School of Art, Culture and Communicaiton, Östra Varvsgatan 11A. You are welcome to join either online here or in Malmö!
The presentation schedule is available here: PW May 2012 schedule.
Malmö University is a member of SPIDER (The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions) and we have the privilege to offer travel grants to Master level students for doing field work (Degree Project) in developing countries. You can apply for a grant from 15.000 to 25.000 SEK (ca 1.600 to 2.700 €). The project must concern ”New Media and ICT for Development” and/or have an ICT4D component, and the field work must be carried out in what SPIDER defines as a developing country (which is NOT your home country). See the list of prioritized countries at the SPIDER website – http://www.spidercenter.org/travel-grants – but note that the application is to be made to Malmö University, and the decision is taken locally. All Malmö University students at Master level – regardless of citizenship or residence – are eligible for the grants.
To apply for a grant, you must submit a Project PM that describes the outlines of your intended field work and a preliminary budget. Applications can be sent by e-mail or (preferably) ordinary mail to
School of Arts and Comunication (K3)
S-205 06 Malmö
Deadline for application: 15 May