Celebrating Asian Contributions to Communication for Development

on Tuesday, 03 April 2018 15:08. Posted in News from the region

A forthcoming chapter in a book celebrates the Asian contributions to Communication for Development (ComDev). The chapter highlights seven of these ccontributions in order to demonstrate the fundamental concerns that drive the agenda, processes and partnerships in the field.

Krishi Radio gets government support for expansion

on Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:15. Posted in News from the region

Krishi RadioKrishi Radio, the first government-run community radio in Amtali, Barguna, will soon be housed in its new building, complete with new set of equipment and facilities. This was disclosed by the Agriculture Information Service, the unit in the Department of Agricultural Extension, that directly manages the radio station.

GRI-RC joins CCComdev

on Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:15. Posted in News from the region

GRI LogosThe Global Research Initiative for Rural Communication (GRI-RC) joins CCComdev global platform as a major partner. Comprised of the FAO ComDev team and six academia engaged in doing research, provision of technical assistance, and offering of formal courses in ComDev, GRI-RC will now be sharing in this platform their work and experiences on rural communication in the various continents and countries they cover.  

Rural Communication Working Group Proposed at IAMCR

on Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:10. Posted in News from the region

IAMCR2017By Loes Witteveen, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

A working group on Rural Communication has been proposed to the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). This move was initiated by the GRI-RC during the IAMCR international conference in July this year.

Envisioned to provide a platform for academic scholars and professionals working in the field of rural communication, the focus of the group, however, goes beyond the provision of services in rural areas. It adopts a broad understanding of rural communication, ranging from the functioning of multi-stakeholder platforms, over rural radio and other ICTs, to agricultural extension services via farmer field school, sms services or other channels to improving access to rural telecommunications infrastructures.