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August 11-15, 2008: OURMedia 7: Identity, Inclusion, Innovation

OURMedia has issued a Call for Proposals for a conference, community radio forum, and festival that will be held in Accra, Ghana, this August 11-15. OURMedia describes itself as a global network with the goal of facilitating long-term dialogue between academics, activists, practitioners, and policy experts around citizens’ media initiatives. The theme of OURMedia7 is Identity, Inclusion, Innovation – Alternative Communication in a Globalized World. Organizers say that the OURMedia 7 event will explore the relationship between the dimensions of alternative communication and dominant patterns of communications, and is expected to offer new perspectives and highlight effective experiences with respect to communication in relation to development, education, human rights, peace building, and conflict resolution.

Presentations to the conference, forum, and festival may be made in a variety of forms, including creative writing, performance, research or theoretical paper, and symbolic, visual, or other media such as cartoons and street art. The deadline for submitting a proposal for a presentation to OurMedia7 is February 29, 2008. Information on OURMedia 7 and how to submit a proposal can be found here: our_media71-2.doc
OURMedia’s website is: http://www.ourmedianet.org/

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