[FoME] Wtrlt: Global Dialogues on Community Media in the Post-Pandemic World - June 16

Sofie Jannusch Sofie.Jannusch at CAMECO.ORG
Mo Jun 15 19:24:15 CEST 2020

Dear all,

I am writing this mail to let you that the UNESCO Chair on Community
Media has initiated an online series of Global Dialogues on Community
Media in the Post-Pandemic World through which we hope to listen to and
broadcast perspectives of key actors in community media across the world
not only about the dedicated work being done to address the current
pandemic crisis, but also to share their reflections on the scenario for
community media in the different regions of the world beyond the
pandemic crisis.

There is a brief note below to give you an idea of what the objectives
are and the kind of questions we would like to explore through these
dialogues (Also see attached poster).

As we started curating this series, there was consensus in our team
that we start with our region, South Asia. So, the first dialogue
centred around South Asia is scheduled for June 16 (see 2nd attached

It will be great if you are able to join us. 

The details for joining these online dialogues are available on our FB
event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276723356806547/. 

We have a couple of other dialogues also lined up after the South Asia
one and we will keep you posted about them.

Regards, Kanchan

Curated & hosted by the UNESCO Chair on Community Media, University of

As reports started coming in from various parts of the world,
interesting stories emerged about the roles being performed by community
radios against great odds in tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Facing unprecedented lockdowns, severe restrictions on movement,
indifferent Internet connectivity, and declining human and financial
resources, these community media outlets have been ably demonstrating
the value of locally relevant information being shared in local
languages, of being a soothing voice against the panic, and of being a
credible community connect in times of crises.

Of course, community-managed, citizen-controlled media across the world
have been dealing with a number of challenges even in the pre-COVID
days, including inadequate democratisation amidst civil strife, lack of
legal recognition for the sector, constraints imposed by the regulatory
environment, and financial sustainability.

The UNESCO Chair on Community Media would like to invite you to
participate in an online series, Global Dialogues that we will host
starting in the second week of June. We expect invited panelists who
are seasoned practitioners, accomplished advocates, and network
representatives of community media from South Asia, South and Latin
America, Africa, Australia, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe
to share their perspectives on questions such as:

· What roles can community media play in crisis situations, such as the
current pandemic?
· What are the possibilities and constraints for community media in the
post-pandemic world?
· What is the continued relevance of community media in the age of
digitization and digital media?
· What are the experiences of movements and networks in negotiating
with governments on opening up third-sector media?
· Does the state of civil society across the world give rise to
optimism about the future of community media?
· Is there a need for reform/transformation within the community media
sector to adapt itself to the post-pandemic world?

Each of the sessions will be available online through various platforms
and video recorded for asynchronous access as well as for archival
purposes. The Chair plans to transcribe the dialogues and publish them
as a collection for open and easy access to everyone.

We hope you will accept our invitation to participate in these Global
Dialogues and contribute to enhancing our understanding of community
media in the contemporary context. This could also be our basis of
contributing to policy discussions crucial to take this sector forward.
We will work with you individually to schedule your specific session and
to discuss the contours of the discussion.

We look forward to interacting with you on holding the Global Dialogues
in a few weeks from now.

Prof. Vinod Pavarala

UNESCO Chair on Community Media

Kanchan K Malik
Professor, Department of Communication

Faculty Fellow, UNESCO Chair on Community Media 
Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication
University of Hyderabad
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046
Phone: +91-40-23135506 (O)
+91-990-858-2613 (M)

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