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.

Co chair: Ana Duarte Melo (University of Minho / CECS, Portugal) [Contact]
Co chair: Dorismilda Flores-Márquez (Universidad De La Salle Bajío, México) [Contact]
Vice chair: Jonas Agerbæk (Roskilde University, Denmark) [Contact]
Vice chair: Piyu Gong (Jinan University, China) [Contact]
Vice chair: Arun John (University of Hyderabad, India) [Contact]
Vice chair: Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) [Contact]

PCR Section contact email: iamcr.pcr [at] gmail.com

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The Participatory Communication Research Section (PCR) regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The July newsletter includes information about the newly elected section head and an early balance of IAMCR 2020 online conference. Read it here.
Today, on 17 July 2020, the results of the PCR Section elections were announced at the IAMCR general assembly.
The two elected PCR co-chairs are Ana Duarte Melo (University of Minho / CECS, Portugal) and Dorismilda Flores-Márquez (Universidad De La Salle Bajío, México).
The IAMCR 2020 conference has opened the online papers segment. This part of the conference is only accessible to members.
The participatory communication research section will have an online video session on complicating participation, on 16 July 2020, at the IAMCR online conference. This is the event's poster
The Participatory Communication Research Section (PCR) regularly issues newsletters with information of interest to its members. The June newsletter includes information about the upcoming section heads elections and the IAMCR 2020 online conference. Read it here.
The Participatory Communication Research Section invites its members to for a get-together which is organized with a purpose of socializing and celebrating the IAMCR 2020 conference.
The Participatory Communication Research (PCR) Section has released a video to elaborate how the PCR Section sees the process of giving feedback on the work of PCR colleagues at the IAMCR 2020 Online Conference.
 
News from the IAMCR Participatory Communication Research Section (PCR)
May 2020 PCR Section newsletter
 
The Participatory Communication Research (PCR) Section will be holding elections up prior to the IAMCR 2020 online conference, and is calling for nominations for the positions of two Co Chairs and four Vice-Chairs.
The Participatory Communication Research Section (PCR) has now finished reviewing the abstract submissions for the IAMCR 2020 online activities.