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Participatory Communication Research Section

The work that is presented in the Participatory Communication Research Section is not based on any specific definition of participation. Rather, participation is a term used to refer to a number of social and planning processes occurring in many different places and in many different contexts. The Section addresses issues related to communication between community members and other stakeholders that are engaged in processes of social change. The sessions that the Section organizes at the IAMCR conferences are meant to work toward theoretical and methodological clarification. Therefore, both papers and statements discussing theoretical or methodological perspectives and/or documenting specific case studies are welcomed.

Topics cover a wide variety of issues that relate to research in relation to processes of communication that incorporate participation in an intrinsic way. This includes subjects and processes of democratisation, communication and information rights, ICTs for sustainable development, health communication, environmental communication, agricultural extension services, folk media and social movements, communication planning activities and interventions, national and cultural identities, community studies and the relationship between participation, empowerment and gender, community radio and participatory video production, non-formal participatory forms of education, participatory rapid appraisals, participatory action research, and so on.

Chair: Nico Carpentier [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Ana Duarte Melo [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Jonas Agerbæk [Contact]
Secretary of the Section: Siddharth Chadha [Contact]

The Secretariat of the Participatory Communication Research Section can be contacted at the following address:
Secretariat of the Participatory Communication Research Section
Uppsala University - Department of Informatics and Media
P.O. Box 513
751 20 Uppsala

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The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Participatory Communication Research Section invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The Participatory Communication Research section management extends a warm thank you to the reviewers, hosts, co-sponsors, panel chairs, language facilitators, volunteers and the presenters of the section for making IAMCR 2017 a roaring success!
The Participatory Communication Research section of IAMCR is pleased to report that registration for its one-day open seminar titled, Imagine Europe is now open. The event will be held on October 19, 2017 at the Byens Hus, Roskilde, Denmark between 9AM-5PM.
19 October 2017 - IAMCR’s Participatory Communication Research Section and Roskilde University are pleasd to invite artists, academics, and students to submit proposals for the Imagine Europe seminar that will take place Thursday, 19 October 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM in Roskilde, Denmark.
IAMCR 2017 Pre-Conference Event
Participatory Advertising: a global approach with a Latin American focus
Location: Uniminuto (Headquarters), Room C-202, Calle 81B # 72B-70, Bogotá, Colombia
Date: 14th July 2017 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The PCR section requests motivated individuals to volunteer as Language Facilitators for the PCR section’s panels during the annual conference of IAMCR to be held from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.
The Participatory Communication Research (PCR) section will have a section programme featuring 25 panels for the annual conference of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to be held from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.
The Participatory Communication Research (PCR) Section is pleased to announce that it has finalized its reviewing process for the annual conference of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to be held from 16-20 July, 2018 in Cartagena, Colombia. In response to its open call for proposals exploring the theory and practice of participatory communication, the PCR section received 116 proposals for presentations during IAMCR 2017, either in the form of individual paper proposals (108) or in the form of joint panel proposals (8).
The PhD Winter School on Participation and Communication successfully concluded in Guangzhou, China in December 2016. It is now time for us to look back at some of the perspectives on the experience that the participants of the PhD Winter School have shared with us.
The Participatory Communication Research (PCR) Section had a project accepted for funding by the Section and Working Group Project Fund. The USD 2,000 grant will be used to partially fund two events: an IAMCR 2017 pre-conference Participatory Advertising: A global approach with a Latin American focus and Imagine Europe: Virtual Reality (VR) Performance and Panel Discussion.


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