Nelly Bassily | February 11, 2008
We announced in an earlier issue of Farm Radio Weekly that the OURMedia conference, community radio forum, and festival will be held in Accra, Ghana, this year, from August 11-15. OURMedia describes itself as a global network with the goal of facilitating long-term dialogue between academics, activists, practitioners, and policy experts around citizens’ media initiatives. The theme of OURMedia7 is Identity, Inclusion, Innovation – Alternative Communication in a Globalized World. Organizers say that the OURMedia 7 event will explore the relationship between the dimensions of alternative communication and dominant patterns of communications, and is expected to offer new perspectives and highlight effective experiences on communication in relation to development, education, human rights, peace building, and conflict resolution.
The Call for Proposals and proposal submission form for OURMedia 7 is now available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. Presentations to the conference, forum, and festival may be made in a variety of forms, including creative writing, performance, research or theoretical paper, and symbolic, visual, or other media such as cartoons and street art. The deadline for submitting a proposal for a presentation to OurMedia7 is February 29, 2008. For more information, including the proposal documents, visit: http://www.ourmedianetwork.org/?q=node/66.