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Live Tuesday, 24 May, 13:00 Swedish Time (11 AM UTC) and in Live Lecture for Comdev students

With Anders Høg Hansen and Birgitte Jallov

In what ways can community radio spark social change?

This web seminar will cover the aspects of community radio, discuss why information matters and how the voices of the community relates to development, with examples from Tanzania, Laos and Myanmar (Burma).

The seminar is based on the bachelor thesis ”A path less travelled – A qualitative study of media, participation and democracy in Shan state civil society, Myanmar (Burma)” by Fredrik Åkerberg, and part of the Media and Communication Studies programme at Malmö University. The data for the thesis was collected during a Minor Field Study in Myanmar during spring 2016 and aimed to explore how parts of civil society relates to media processes in a period of transition.

Moderator: Fredrik Åkerberg

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Thursday 22 May

09:00 – 10:30: Session 1 Welcome and introductions

Chair: Lynne Mitchell, Director, Center for International Programmes
Serge Desmarais, Vice-President Academic, University of Guelph
Hans Lindquist, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University

Objectives of the Glocal Classroom and Overview of the Guelph Seminar Agenda
Panel discussion: We are Glocal – Communication for Social and Environmental Change
Chair: Jim Shute, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph
–      Realizing Communities and Communication – Helen Hambly Odame, Associate Professor, University of Guelph.
–      Adventures in Community Informatics, Michael Gurstein, Editor, Journal of Community Informatics
–      Web 2.0 Innovation for Rural and Remote Community Development, Atahraul Chowdhury, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Guelph.
Discussant, Ronald Stade, Malmö University.

10:30 – 10:50: Break

10:50 – 12:30: Session 2 Mediated Transformations of Rural and Remote Areas of Canada: Practical Experience and Academy.
Chair: Al Lauzon, Professor, Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph
–      Multi-site Community engagement – micro technologies for social and environmental change, Fred Campbell, Ryakugo.org, Nova Scotia
–      Communication Rights: Experiences from Northern Locals, speakers from KNET.ca and the First Mile Project
Discussant, Scott Brown, MSc Student, Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

14:00 – 15:50: Session 3 World Café On-the-Air

In this session, Guelph’s Campus/community Radio Station CFRU 93.3 will broadcast live a World Café that involves a live interview between radio host and four alumni or graduate students who will talk about their research and live experiences with community radio and social change issues.

–      On the Local Agenda CFRU 93.3, Barry Rooke, CFRU 93.3 Station Manager
–      Women and Community Radio in Bangladesh, Mahmuda Anwar, University of Guelph
–      Music on the Radio as Social Change, Mery Perez, University of Guelph
–      Radio for social change in conflict areas: War Child’s experiences in Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, Nikki Whaites, War Child Canada
–      Agriculture in the Airwaves Across Africa, Marc LeClair, Farm Radio International

16:00 – 17:00: Session 4 (two parallel sessions) 

Digital Social and Environmental Change

Chair: Lynne Mitchell, Director, Center for International Programs
–      Digital activism, comedy and climate justice Sean Devlin, Activist Comedian
–      The governmentality of open data and open aid, Tobias Denskus, Malmö University
Discussant, Cody Skinner, MSc Student, Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph
Session 4 (two parallel sessions)
16:00 – 17:00 
Evaluating Communication for Social and Environmental Change
Chair: Richard Gorrie, Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support
–      Mentoring Evaluation in Communication for Development, Ricardo Ramirez, Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph

Discussant, Oscar Hemer, Malmö University

Friday 23 May

08:30 – 10:00: Session 5 Evolving Ideas and Applications – ’Blue Sky’ Commentaries from Project Partners

University of Guelph: Richard Gorrie and Helen Hambly
Flinders University: Colin Carati
Stellenbosch University: Antoinette Van der Merwe
Malmö University: Micke Rundberg and Oscar Hemer

10:00 – 10:30: Break

Mini-media presentation
Start Early: Building a Glocal Online Classroom for K-12 teachers and students – WorldVuze Demo

10:30 – 12:30: Session 6 Journalistic Frames on Representation

Chair: Owen Roberts, University of Guelph

–      Human Rights Journalism Home and Abroad, Rachel Pulfer, Journalist Human Rights
–      Remaking Journalism in Development Context, Ben Peterson Newsana.com
–      Documenting Social Change, Reena Kukreja, Freelance filmmaker
–      Middle East Video Activism, Michael Krona, Malmö University

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 15:00: Session 7 Film Presentation and Discussion

Chair: Helen Hambly, University of Guelph
Professor Shirley Hall, University of Manitoba

15:00 – 15:30: Closing and Appreciation

Robert Gordon, Dean, Ontario Agricultural College

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