Near Media CFP

The aim of Near Media’s Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media Project is to increase integration and intercultural understanding in society. We are currently recruiting for 8 participants (4 Irish and 4 non-EU nationals) to complete a FETAC level 4 in community radio and intercultural media literacy and, when accredited, to form a production team to create 13 radio programmes on the theme of intercultural dialogue, which will be broadcast on Near90fm.

Attached is a Motivation Form IDCM for those interested in participating in the project. I would appreciate it if you could send this call for participants over your networks, newsletter, website, and/or display the attached poster. The deadline for returning the form is October 7th.

Grace Wilentz
Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media Coordinator
Near Media Co-op
01-848-5211
www.near.ie

About the project organisers: The Near Media Coop is a democratic, not for profit community media initiative based in Coolock, North Dublin. Part of our mission is to provide an alternative to mainstream media by offering an outlet for those underrepresented or excluded through training and access to distribution facilities.

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality and Pobal.

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Culture Shots

“On Monday the 18th of July at 6.30 pm, Near90fm [Dublin, Ireland] will broadcast Culture Shots, the first show in a series of 13 programmes examining the meaning of culture, and what begins when people from different cultures meet and start communicating. Through conversations, stories, interviews and music, Culture Shots aims to promote understanding between the myriad cultures present in Irish society.

Culture Shots is the culmination of an 8 week training and production initiative which was made possible by support from the European Integration Fund. This initiative brought together 4 migrants from beyond the EU and 4 Irish nationals to work in collaboration to develop skills for understanding and creating media from an intercultural perspective. Before production of the series, participants completed requirements towards earning a FETAC Level 4 in Community Radio, and a certificate in Intercultural Media Literacy.

Gillian McInerney, a North Dublin resident and a presenter on the programme said, “By including voices from very different communities and identities, Culture Shots expresses the diversity of voices, perspectives and languages in Ireland today.”

The series debuts with a programme in which two individuals from different cultures were brought together and asked to collaboratively prepare a 3-course meal. Shannette Budhai, one of the chefs and a presenter on Culture Shots said, “Listening to our culinary experiment shows how people from different cultural traditions, when cooking in a common space, can reflect on how we define ourselves and where we come from through the foods we grew up with. By sharing our stories, along with useful cooking techniques, we were an example of how people of different cultures working in collaboration with one another leads to creativity and innovation.”

Tune in to Culture Shots on 90.3 fm or livestream at www.near.ie each week, Mondays from 6.30 to 7.

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office of the Minister for Integration and Pobal.

The Near Media Coop is a democratic, not for profit community media initiative based in Coolock, North Dublin. Part of our mission is to provide an alternative to mainstream media by offering an outlet for those underrepresented or excluded through training and access to distribution facilities.”

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Transnational media CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS

Book Project Title: Community and Transnational Media Trajectories

Community radio in South Asia can be described as a social movement sparked by the proliferation of information technologies, the debates on the digital divide, and lobbying by civil society sectors, calling on nations for not having policies on community media.  The confluence of not-for-profit stakeholdership, the availability of technologies, local youth ingenuity, cautious political will, has spurred the emergence of community radio in several parts of the world especially South Asia. The question pertinent here is why now and why radio? The phenomena of community radio in the South Asian region requires that there be a greater reflection on movements (political, social, cultural) across the world  and not just within S. Asia, where there is a similar coming together of new media technology, local and national political ferment, youth mobilization and resultant efforts at institution building.

This is a request for abstracts of papers from those who are studying emerging socio-cultural-political movements that have resulted in building media systems locally, in opposition to existing hegemonic conglomerate media, thereby creating a cultural shift in how a particular local or global issue is understood.  The submitted papers need to be studies conducted in local contexts and communities using critical and qualitative methodologies and theory, not simply reflective writing. The edited volume for which there is an interested publisher, purports to be a collection of essays that shows communication scholars how to enquire about and understand contemporary situated social movement and media using critical perspectives and theories, especially transnational, post-colonial, feminist studies. Please send an abstract of 500 words, of the desired contribution by August 1 and send the completed paper, pending approval, by October 15. Contact Priya Kapoor, Associate Professor, Portland State University at kapoorp@pdx.edu

Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media

The Near Media Co-op is seeking 8 participants (4 Irish and 4 non-EU nationals) to take part in a new project, “Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media.”

Participants will complete a FETAC Level 4 course in community radio and form a production team to create a series of 13 radio programmes on the theme of intercultural dialogue to be broadcast on Near90fm. The project will run from late April to mid-September 2011 and participants will be required to attend one full day per week for 7 weeks for FETAC training and thereafter 3 hours per week, for planning and producing the radio series. If you are an Irish or non-EU national interested in participating or would like further information, please contact the project coordinator:

grace@near.ie
Or on 01 848 5211

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office of the Minister for Integration and Pobal.