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.
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 Participatory Communication Research section will be holding elections during the IAMCR 2016 conference and is calling for nominations for the positions of chair and cice-chair. The duration of the mandate is four years and the section officers can be reelected to a further term in the same position once.