The CSC Award is currently on hiatus. We hope to be able to re-commence the Award program in the future.
The Communication for Social Change Award was established in 2006 to recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals and organisations to the theory and practice of Communication for Social Change (CSC); specifically those that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to using communication to transform and empower marginalised communities. Communication for social change is an emerging frontier, the goal of which is to use communication processes, techniques and media to facilitate social, economic and technological development.
- Recognise knowledge generation and major theoretical in the field of communication for social change;
- Acknowledge innovative and practical communication and social change projects that have contributed to grassroots-level sustainable development; and
- Appreciate the contributions made by individuals and organisations whose moral courage and extraordinary commitment to communication for social change expands the boundary of what is possible in this field.
"The award was a splendid shot in the arm for all of us. Publishing can be a fairly lonesome occupation...so the award by colleagues we respect highly reassured us we were doing meaningful work." - CSC publisher Chin Saik Yoon, Malaysia, 2008 winner
“The CSC Award allowed us to acquire a certain esteem and respect from both national and international institutions.”- Participatory theatre for the deaf activist Freddy Mata Matundu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2011 winner (individual)
"Many international inquiries come to us as a result of seeing that we have won this Award. We advertise it with pride." - Raising Voices co-director Dipak Naker, Uganda, 2011 winner (organisation)
“I was glad that the University of Queensland had recognized my work... After the Award, there were several developments.” Citizen journalism innovator Harry Surjadi, Indonesia, 2013 winner
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