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Four new titles published in Centre book series

We are proud to present four newly published titles in our book series, the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change:

Research sheds light on refugee employment

A completed three-year ARC Linkage project, led by CfCSC Associate Dr Aparna Hebbani, looked at the employment experiences and aspirations of newly-arrived refugee families in South East Queensland.

New phase of Timor Leste cattle project starts with PV and facilitation training

The Centre's CSC work in Timor Leste will continue in 2016, with Phase II of the smallholder cattle production project kicking off last month.

New two-year Master in Communication degree program

The School of Communication and Arts is now offering a new two-year fulltime, 32 unit Master of Communication, which is offered across three different plans: Communication for Soc...

DRC changemaker uses theatre to tackle sexual violence against deaf women and girls

CSC Award winner Freddy Mata Matundu updates us on his work using participatory theatre in the DRC.

Update: CfCSC's involvement in the smallholder cattle production project in Timor Leste

For Timorese farmers, owning cattle can be an important source of income, social status and ceremonial significance. Over the past three years, the CfCSC has been involved in a project coordinated by the Queensland Alliance for Agri...

An Introduction to the Politics of Internet Governance

By Associate Professor Pradip Thomas With the internet becoming the most valuable piece of real estate the world has ever seen, its control has become a political, economic, cultural and social issue. The literally trillions...

Postgraduate students create film shorts for social change

Watch and read about the short films created for the 2015 UQ Participatory Media course.

Exploring new technology in developing societies

The new book in the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change series, 'New technology in developing societies: from theory to practice' by Dr Levi Obijiofor, has been published.

A new era for Malaysian CSC publisher and climate activist

Twenty-five years ago Mr Chin Saik Yoon set up an independent scholarly publishing house in Penang, Malaysia called Southbound Press.  He was one of the first publishers from a non-...

Careers in Communication for Social Change

The CSC Master and PhD programmes build capacities to work in the state, governmental and NGO sectors. It also furthers research skills and critical thinking. Read about our illustrious Masters and PhD alumni

Understanding and assessing impacts to meet the challenges of sustainable development

How can we improve agricultural systems and the uptake of innovations, in order to feed the world’s population by 2050 and eliminate hunger? How can we show reliable evidence of what is working, why and create ways to scale up these successes?

Tamara Plush: Training South African community mobilisers in Participatory Video

CfCSC uses story-based participatory video to explore gender issues in South Africa

Indonesian reporter continues to harness mobile technology to defend land

Harry Surjadi talks about his latest projects using mobile technologies to promote citizen journalism and defend land in Indonesia.

Wireless and Empire Ambition: Pacific Perspectives by Martin Hadlow

The Internet may have radically changed our lives in the last couple of decades, but the whole notion of the way in which we apply technology to creating innovative solutions to addressing perceived societal objectives is nothing new. Nowadays, we a...

Big Stories Small Towns Beaudesert to launch in Brisbane

The Big Stories Small Towns Beaudesert project will be launching at Griffith Film School in Brisbane on 23 February 2015.

Upcoming Seminar by Ørecomm- Centre for Communication and Glocal Change: Professor Oscar Hemer and PhD Candidate Erliza Lopez Pedersen

Professor Oscar Hemer will address his most current research on writing and methodology and PhD Candidate Erliza Lopez Pedersen will present her thesis' topic on community radio among the Philippine diaspora in Europe.

Freedom photo essay wins Communication for Social Change Awards

Afghani photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor and Radio Free Sarawak founder Clare Rewcastle explored the internet's global advocacy and investigative journalism opportunities at a free symposium yesterday

Symposium: Advocacy, Investigative Journalism and the Internet

CSC Awards winners will present an insight into their work and the ways that the Internet is opening up new opportunities for advocacy globally. Tuesday 28 October, from 9 am to 1 pm. Free entry.

Centre celebrates the 2014 Communication for Social Change Awards on October 28

The Centre is hosting its annual Communication for Social Change Awards on Tuesday 28 October. 2014 CSC Award winners are Barat Ali Batoor in the individual category and Radio Free Sarawak in the organisational category. At a half-day s...

Towards Concerted Action on Communication, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming: FAO and AMARC Launch Regional Virtual Consultations

The aim of the virtual consultations is to highlight regionally relevant contributions of ComDev, community media and ICTs to family farming.

Communication for Good Development in Brisbane

The discussion panel featured three academics at the University of Queensland.

Centre staff publish two chapters in The Handbook of Development Communication for Social Change

Centre's Director Elske van de Fliert and Associate Professor Pradip Thomas are part of the global contributors of the handbook.

Centre staff will publish first volume of the Palgrave book series on CSC

On October 22, the first volume of the book series “Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change” that has been authored by Centre’s Director Associate Professor Elske van de Fliert and Associate Professor Pradip Thomas, wil...

Jury meeting held to decide on 2014 CSC Award winners

A jury of 9 academics and industry professionals gathered at UQ to decide on the winners of the Communication for Social Change Award. This year's jury is composed by Jury Cha...

New course for CSC master: Participatory Media Production

The course will be launched in the second semester of 2014.

CSC graduate lands communications job in Indonesia

She will be a research communication adviser for SMERU

ARC research looks at the work and dreams of refugees

Exploring the employment experiences and long-term aspirations of refugees in Australia

Communication for Social Change Book Series

Collaborating with prestigious global academic publisher Palgrave Macmillan to produce a book series which explores new thinking in theory, methods and policy

Visiting scholar Loes Witteveen

The Centre for Communication and Social Change hosted visiting scholar Loes Witteveen in December, whose work focuses on the uses of film and video in research, and particularly Visual Problem Appraisal methodology.

Sharing knowledge through Herder Service Centres in Mongolia

Supporting communication services for nomadic herders through the Extension Component of the Green Gold - Phase IV project in Mongolia

UN Round Table on Communication for Development paper

Producing a background discussion paper for the XIII United Nation’s Inter-Agency Round Table on Communication for Development

Big Stories Small Towns Beaudesert

Digital storytelling in Beaudesert community for the Big Stories Small Towns project

Excitement grows for the 2014 CSC Awards

CfCSC is looking for passionate and committed people who are using communication to empower marginalised communities

Indigenous Communication Strategy scoping study

A scoping study on Indigenous radio in Cape York for the Australian Indigenous Communications Association (AICA)

CfCSC welcomes new Postdoctoral Research Fellow Martin Potter

Martin Potter is the last Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Centre for Communication and Social Change this month.

Nominations for the 2014 CSC Awards have now closed

The CfCSC is looking for outstanding individuals and organisations using communication and ICTs to facilitate social, economic and technological development.

CfCSC welcomes new Postdoctoral Research Fellow Sonja Vivienne

Martin Potter and Heather Anderson will be joining us in November

The Centre welcomes new Postdoctoral Research Fellow Heather Anderson

  In November Postdoctoral Research Fellow Heather Anderson is joining the Centre for Communication and Social ...

Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity

Professor C.A. Tuggle's film tells the story of Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, an Argentinian human rights organisation committed to finding their lost grandchildren.

Ali Rae named finalist for 2013 Clarion Awards

Ali entered five video pieces filmed in Papua New Guinea as part of her Practicum for the Master of Communication for Social Change

Centre hosts Ricardo Ramirez and Dal Brodhead seminars on development communication and evaluation

Considering the needs of the people before any development initiative takes off is the main argument of Ricardo Ramirez and Wendy Quarry’s book Communication for another development: listening before telling (Zed Books, New York, 2009)....

Presentation by Tamara Plush, PhD candidate

Re-focus: Exploring the 'Process vs. Product' of participatory video in practice

Tamara Plush's seminar on using participatory video

Empowering and strengthening children's voices

Antipodeans Abroad opportunity to volunteer in Goa, India

Antipodeans Abroad invites you to participate in our UniBreak volunteer projects in Goa, India during your mid-year holidays.

CSC Award winners announced!

The winners of the CSC awards have been announced.

Mama Asia: By ABC Journalist Sally Sara

ABC's Sally Sara presents Mama Asia: extraordinary women across Asia

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Nominations open for CSC Awards

The Centre for Communication and Social Change Awards 2013

Sevanti Ninan Keynote - Presented at UQ's Indian Media Symposium

Old Journalism, New Journalism, and Public Spheres in India- By the media columnist Sevanti Ninan

Associate Professor Pradip Thomas delivers a key note at i-COME conference

A/Prof. Pradip Thomas delivered the keynote address at the i-COME 12 conference held in Penang, October 31-November 2. There were around 120 participants from around 25 countries. The conference was organised by Dr Mohammed Khairie.

India Media Symposium

Public Spheres, the Media & Social Change in India

Dr. Lilly Sar Colloquium 25th July - Indigenous Knowledge through participatory video

Scaling up and scaling out Indigenous knowledge through participatory video to alleviate rural poverty in Papua New Guinea

2014 CSC Award winners announced

This year's winners are photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor from Afhanistan in the individual category and Radio Free Sarawak from Malaysia in the organisational category.

Congratulations to our July graduates

Impressive calibre of students graduating this semester.

PhD to develop participatory media to support Indonesian agricultural research system

Centre PhD student Vira Ramelan completes Mid-Candidature Review

World Radio Day Podcast

Is radio still relevant?

CSC alumnus wins best paper for research on Filipino youth

Jaime Manalo IV recognised at Crop Science Society of the Philippines

2011 - CSC Award winners announced

Exceptional CSC projects

2011 - Unprecedented number of applications for Award

Over 50 nominations from 22 countries have been received for 2011 Communication for Social Change Award.

Bursaries for student research at Tay Bac University, Vietnam

Anonymous donation to the Centre for Communication and Social Change supports students conducting agricultural thesis research at the Tay Bac University in Son La City, Vietnam.

Careers in Communication for Social Change

The Master of Communication for Social Change is one of the few Master degrees in the world designed to strengthen critical skills in the use of communication to bring about change in attitudes, behaviour and knowledge in individuals and communities...

Celebrating the ‘quietest voices’

2011 CSC Award activities

Centre PhD candidates accomplish new milestone

Last week two CfSC PhD students, Shailendra Singh and Vira Riyandari Ramelan, successfully completed a new milestone in their research higher degree.   Shailendra Singh from Fiji Islands presented his Mid-C...

Digital storytelling project explores 150 years of Australian South Sea Islander history

Storytelling project with the State Library of Queensland, Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland and Griffith University

Inspire Unite Change 2014 Sport Matter Conference

Internship Opportunity with UniQuest

The UniQuest International Development Division is seeking a motivated and passionate intern to assist UniQuest Development Coordinator

Jenny Max: Winning the Prime Minister's Pacific-Australia Award

Jenny Max wins prestigious Prime Minister's Pacific-Australia Award.

New book provides insight into Indian social change movements

Negotiating Communication Rights- new book by Associate Professor Pradip Thomas

New post-doctoral researcher to explore participatory video for poverty alleviation in PNG

Dr Lilly Sar is joining the Centre for Communication and Social Change as a post-doctoral researcher, spearheading an exciting project on Indigenous knowledge systems and participatory video in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Dr Lilly  recent...

Platform- call for papers 2012

Review of Negotiating Communication Rights

This story was published in Businessworld Issue Dated 28-11-2011 Speaking Of Rights Pradip Ninan Thomas emphasise...

Seminar with Professor Mohan J. Dutta

Symposium Advocacy, Investigative Journalism and the Internet

This free half-day symposium is part of the 2014 Communication for Social Change Award events. 2014 winners, photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor (individual category...

The World Radio Day 2015 is coming!

13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and commun...

WACC Photo competition 2012 launched

Annual photo competition of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), 2012

XIII World Congress on Rural Sociology

Call for Abstracts

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