Our AimThis blog aims to increase reader awareness of community media: its aims; abilities to give voice to communities including marginalized groups and enable social change; its challenges in the 21st century technological age; and the future of community-based media.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Nairobi — Kenya is seeking the services of leading mobile phone companies in an ambitious campaign to market the East African Community Common Market. In an Obama-inspired campaign — where ICT played a major role in galvanising public support — … Continue reading
The organisers of the 3rd International Food and Water Forum coming up in South Africa, November 14th – 17th have been using social reporting to promote the upcoming forum. In addition, they are also creating a lot of awareness of … Continue reading
In 2011 the role of Internet communication for social and political change has taken on a new dimension. Never before has the impact of digital and social media been discussed so widely as in the context of current social movements … Continue reading
In Africa, where access to technology and the internet is still extremely low, open source software through initiatives like Freedom Fone and FrontlineSMS are turning mobile phones into the major drives for meeting information demands and enabling citizen participation across … Continue reading
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Tonga's new community radio station A community radio station is established by women in Tonga “Not only are we giving these young women income generating skills, we are creating a forum for them to speak about the important issues they … Continue reading
World wakes up to digital divide
The Role of Community Media in Development – TH!NK ABOUT IT.
India unveils $35 tablet computer