Roles and Challenges for Community, Alternative and Citizens’ Media in the 21st century
OURMedia / NUESTROS Medios is an international network and forum founded in 2001 by a group of academics interested in advancing the democratic potential of community, alternative
and ‘citizens’ media’. Recognising that the intellectual and policy frameworks for citizens’ media are often out of touch with the on-the-ground reality, the purpose of OURMedia is to connect scholars, practitioners and policy-makers towards defined outcomes. OURMedia is now a network of over 500 people from 50 countries and has generated an extensive body of practical and theoretical knowledge primarily in English and Spanish.Past OURMedia conferences have been organized in the United States (2001), Spain (2002), Colombia (2003), Brazil (2004) and India (2005).
In line with previous meetings, OURMedia / NUESTROSMedios 6th Conference (OM6) will be aimed at building strategies and collaborations among researchers, non-governmental organizations, practitioners, artists and advocates for the promotion of communication rights, effective access to ICT, community and citizen participation in the media and community engagements that foster social change and cultural revitalisation.
This conference theme aims to explore the cultural and social significance of independent community and alternative media in the decades that lie ahead.
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OM6 CONTACT:
JUAN F. SALAZAR firstname.lastname@example.org
ELLIE RENNIE ERennie@groupwise.swin.edu.au
TANYA NOTLEY email@example.com
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUR OUR MEDIA NETWORK:
CLEMENCIA RODRIGUEZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan F Salazar
University of Western Sydney
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