Media, communication and social entrepreneurship in transitional societies. Tirana, Albania 4-6 November 2011 (archive)

October 31, 2011 · 0 comments

University of Tirana (host) in cooperation with Malmö University and Roskilde University
The seminar is in parts targeted students at MA Communication for Development, Malmö University, the Autumn term courses New Media ICT and Development + Research Methodology.

Friday, 04 November 2011

University of Tirana, Malmö University, Roskilde University, welcome introductions

  • 09.00 Welcome by Mr. Dhori Karaj, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana
  • 09.05 Albania, development, communication and cooperation with C4Change chain of universities, Mr. Edmond Dragoti, Tirana University, and Head of C4Change centre
  • 09.20 Introducing the online web cast of the seminar by Mr. Mikael Rundberg (BA, Interaction Design) and Dr Oscar Hemer, Malmö University

Morning sessions on Transitional Societies – Kenya, Argentina and South Africa case studies

  • 09.30 Kenya, Youth and Social Accountability Tools by Dr Norbert Wildermuth, Roskilde University
    (coffee break at 10.45)
  • 11.00 Writing Ethnography by Dr Oscar Hemer, Malmo University
  • 12.30 Lunch at Serendipity restaurant

Afternoon sessions on New Media, ICT and Development. Student Presentations

  • 13.30 MA students from Communication for Development at Malmö University, School of Arts and Communication present work on new media, ICT and development (themes: community media, new media activism, and social media)
    Groups 1-5 present Friday

Coffee break in between group presentations and discussion.

Planned end ca. 17.00

  • 19.00 Dinner at Sofra e Ariut, R. Elbasanit

Saturday, 05 November

  • Continued sessions on New Media, ICT and Development. Student Presentations
    09.30 Continued from Thursday afternoon
    Groups 6-9 present Saturday
    Coffee break in between group presentations and discussion
  • 12.30 Lunch at Serendipity or somewhere close by

Afternoon session on Research Methodologies in Communication for Development

  • 13.30 Researching Communication and Development: Methodology and research tools by Dr Anders Høg Hansen and Dr Ylva Ekström, Malmö University. Includes lecture and mini-workshop

Afternoon session in New Media in Albania

  • 16.00 New media and ICT in Albania. Lecturer to be announced
  • 19.00 Dinner at Keshtjella, Ura e Peshkatareve

Sunday, 06 November
Morning sessions on entrepreneurship and communication and social change in Albania

  • 09.30 Social entrepreneurship in Albania by Mrs. Irida Agolli, University of Tirana
  • 10.15 Media and social entrepreneurship by Mrs Edlira Gjoni, Consultant and MA Communication for Development
    (Coffee Break ca 11.00)
  • 11.15 Communication and social entrepreneurship by Mrs. Iris Luarasi, Faculty of Journalism, University of Tirana
  • 12.00 Communication for social change in Albania; what to expect. Lecturer from C4Change Centre, Albania, TBA.
  • 12.45 Wrap up and closure by Edmond Dragoti and Oscar Hemer
  • 13.00 Lunch at Bujtina e Kuqe, on the way to Durres – Followed by tour to hotel led by Edlira Gjoni (Hotel Tropical or Adriatic)
  • 16.00 Optional guided tour in Durres
  • 19.00 Dinner at Virginia Restaurant, (suggested)

Monday 07 November. Tour to Berat or Kruja. More information at seminar.

Coordinator/host telephone numbers:
Edlira Gjoni (00355) 6920 29 29 3
Iridi Agolli (00355) 6920 30 55 3
Edmond Dragoti (00355) 6920 21 99 9

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