<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=223 en Innovation Webinar on Health Apps http://www.comminit.com/global/event/innovation-webinar-health-apps <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 9 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mobile_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="95" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Online</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>An invitation from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative:</p> <p>"Join the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) on Tuesday, June 9 at 11am EDT for a webinar on innovative health communication apps and their uses. This webinar is the ninth in HC3's innovation webinar series, which highlights and examines cutting-edge applications of digital technology to advance global health.&nbsp;</p> <p>Panelists include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/event/innovation-webinar-health-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/event/innovation-webinar-health-apps#comments Global Events Calendar Academic Institutions Phone/Mobile News/Information Research Health NGOs New Technologies Featured Global Health ICT for Development Fri, 22 May 2015 15:34:34 +0000 jlevy 9355342 at http://www.comminit.com Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response http://www.comminit.com/global/content/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-critical-nepal-quake-response <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Imogen Wall </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 29, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"The need to communicate - and the idea that information is a form of assistance in its own right - is increasingly acknowledged as an urgent but under-supported aspect of disaster response."</em></p> <p> In this article, Imogen Wall offers examples of the ways that strategic thinking around the use of communication is playing a role in the response to the April 25 2015 Nepal earthquake.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.irinnews.org/report/101421/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-is-critical-to-the-nepal-quake-response" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the article on the IRIN website.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/irin.jpg" alt="" title="Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CR News, Volume 6, Issue #2, Apr-Jun 2015, sent to The Communication Initiative on May 6 2015. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> Children living in a temporary camp use a smart phone to listen for radio updates. Shreeram KC/Plan International.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-critical-nepal-quake-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-critical-nepal-quake-response#comments Nepal Strategic Thinking Access Digital Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global ICT for Development Media Development Wed, 06 May 2015 15:30:14 +0000 kdevries 9355070 at http://www.comminit.com Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for Those Working in Humanitarian Response http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessing-information-and-communication-needs-quick-and-easy-guide-those-working-humanit <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/tools-and-resources.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This guide, developed by Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network Member agencies in collaboration with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), contains "common tools to assess information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters" and is designed for staff working on a humanitarian response.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/ann-kite-yo-pale-or-let-them-speak-best-practice-and-lessons-learned-communication-haiti">Ann Kite Yo Pale or Let Them Speak: Best Practice and Lessons Learned in Communication in Haiti</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake">What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/improving-communication-between-aid-agencies-and-crisis-affected-people-lessons-infoasai">Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cdacnetwork.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CDAC website</a>, April 28 2015, and email from Rachel Houghton to The Communication Initiative on April 29 2015.<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cdacnetwork.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessing-information-and-communication-needs-quick-and-easy-guide-those-working-humanit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessing-information-and-communication-needs-quick-and-easy-guide-those-working-humanit#comments Global Materials Digital Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television Environment News Media NGOs Risk Management Featured Global Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:19:23 +0000 jlevy 9354918 at http://www.comminit.com GeoChat http://www.comminit.com/global/content/geochat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screenshot-geochat.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>GeoChat is a collaboration tool that allows users to chat, report, and get alerts on their phone. "GeoChat is a[n]...open source group communications technology that lets team members interact to maintain shared geospatial awareness of who is doing what where - over any device, on any platform, over any network....It is designed to enable self-organizing group communications by allowing users to link the field, headquarters, and the local community in a real-time, interactive conversation visualized on the surface of a map.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ilabsoutheastasia.org/technologies/geochat-1/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to access this tool. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ictworks.org/2015/02/16/the-technology-helping-cambodias-disconnected-and-hardest-to-reach/?utm_source=ICTworks&amp;utm_campaign=21de701c5a-MC-RSS-Email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0814c7961e-21de701c5a-48308241" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ICTworks by Inveneo enewsletter</a> of Febraruy 16 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/geochat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/geochat#comments Global Materials Digital Network Civil Society Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information NGOs New Technologies Featured Global ICT for Development Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:52:30 +0000 jlevy 9354898 at http://www.comminit.com Verboice http://www.comminit.com/global/content/verboice <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/verboice.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="90" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Verboice is a free and open-source tool for creating and running projects that interact via voice, allowing users to listen and record messages in their own language and dialect or answer questions with a phone keypad.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://verboice.instedd.org/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to access information about this tool.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ictworks.org/2015/02/16/the-technology-helping-cambodias-disconnected-and-hardest-to-reach/?utm_source=ICTworks&amp;utm_campaign=21de701c5a-MC-RSS-Email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0814c7961e-21de701c5a-48308241" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ICTworks by Inveneo enewsletter</a> of February 16 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/verboice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/verboice#comments Global Materials Access Digital Community Participation Civil Society Phone/Mobile News/Information Environment New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Risk Management Featured Global ICT for Development Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:14:35 +0000 jlevy 9354896 at http://www.comminit.com What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake? http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 27, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>&nbsp;The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network has put together a lessons-learned web document on communicating with communities following an earthquake, focused on communication with Nepali communities and connecting lessons learned for early-stage action that can result in operational effectiveness.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cdacnetwork.org/i/20150427141213-vrsfn/" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online, see additional links, and comment. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/nepal_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Rachel Houghton and Nicola Bailey to The Communication Initiative on April 27 &nbsp;and 28 2015, respectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/improving-communication-between-aid-agencies-and-crisis-affected-people-lessons-infoasai">Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/infoasaid">infoasaid</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/media-information-systems-and-communities-lessons-haiti">Media, Information Systems and Communities: Lessons from Haiti</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake#comments Nepal Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Community Participation Network Civil Society Person-to-Person Voice Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global ICT for Development Media Development Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:01:06 +0000 jlevy 9354890 at http://www.comminit.com Ebola: audience research by mobile phone http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-audience-research-mobile-phone-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Dorothy Peprah, April 21 2015 - As we tentatively celebrate the recovery of Beatrice Yardolo, the last known Ebola patient to be discharged from a treatment centre in Liberia, BBC Media Action continues working on programmes and training across the region to ensure Ebola is minimised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-audience-research-mobile-phone-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-audience-research-mobile-phone-0#comments Liberia Access Blogs: Global Health Policies Ebola Communication Phone/Mobile Research NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Ebola Global Policy Blogs ICT for Development Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:38:30 +0000 BBC Media Action 9354711 at http://www.comminit.com 8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women http://www.comminit.com/global/content/8-considerations-better-mobile-learning-solutions-women <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/inveneo.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Alexandra Tyers, April 21 2015 - I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an Innovation Fund grant from GSMA Connected Women to develop Tigo Biashara, a mobile educational service, which offers <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gsma.com/connectedwomen/where-we-are-working/tigo-tanzania/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">business skills training</a> aimed at low-income female entrepreneurs in Tanzania, delivered through voice and SMS platforms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/8-considerations-better-mobile-learning-solutions-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/8-considerations-better-mobile-learning-solutions-women#comments Bangladesh Tanzania Access Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Research Gender NGOs New Technologies Women Featured Global Policy Blogs ICT for Development Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:12:39 +0000 9354710 at http://www.comminit.com For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence <p>In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Panama, join to make a call to society, parishioners, and media to enable children and adolescents to grow and develop in environments free of violence, mistreatment, abuse, and insults.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The initiative has been running since 2012, involving religious leaders, children and adolescents, adults, teachers, and media. All religions and faith community participants engage in celebration on the Day of Prayer and Action for Children, which falls on November 20. Religious leaders sign and circulate a joint statement to the media in which they seek to promote positive aspects of childhood and adolescence in Panama and ask for media, through their stories and reports, to promote social policies aimed at adequate protection of childhood and adolescence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of the strategy, mobilising in the schools is done through sensitisation workshops where children learn to know how to identify violence and how it affects their development, as well as present their ideas about ways to reduce violence and abuse in their environments. In parallel, through a social media strategy, the community raises its voice against violence, using Facebook, Twitter and web platforms developed by the institutions involved.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2013, the theme for World Day of Prayer and Action for Children was "An adolescent without violence", a message disseminated throughout the month in many media contexts. Meetings between religious leaders, UNICEF, and the media sensitised journalists to use approaches that promote the rights of children.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Many religious leaders shared in their celebrations with their parishioners the messages related to the importance of protecting children and adolescents against violence. As part of the process, approximately 140 students from schools of all religions worked to identify forms of violence that affect them and to develop their leadership and communication skills.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The strategy had high visibility with the publication of a statement signed by all religious and social media leaders in an effort to create a network of more than 400 people per post related to the topic and more than 1,600 "likes" on Facebook. All activities that were promoted invited people to raise their voice for an "adolescence without violence" with the hashtag: #Diadelaoracion and #Endviolence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2014, there was once again a celebration of a Day for a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence, on which religious leaders, signed for the third year, a statement, published in various media, around promoting social policies aimed at the appropriate protection of childhood and adolescence. During the month of November about 300 students were linked through awareness workshops in their schools, including the Pan American Institute, Arab Academy for Columbus, College Rabin, and Badi School.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The entire population was invited to raise their voice through networks to stop violence, and a Sunday Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Panama with the presence of leaders of other religious communities, which was televised and transmitted from the Basilica Don Bosco where over 300 children and adolescents participated.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Youth, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KN6lzUTyaNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/descal2015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="77" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UNICEF, Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez (GNRC).&nbsp;According to the 2013 annual report of UNICEF ​​Panama 2013, to celebrate the Day of Prayer, the organisation worked with the Ecumenical Committee of Panama and the leaders of the Catholic, Episcopal, Anglican religion, Islam, Jewish community Kohl Sherit, and the Baha'i Faith.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/7433">Janibeth Miranda - UNICEF Panamá</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/por-una-ni%C3%B1ez-y-adolescencia-sin-violencia">Por una Niñez y Adolescencia sin Violencia</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/panama/spanish/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Panama website</a>, March 14 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence#comments Panama Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation Live Performance Reducing Violence Civil Society Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Print Radio Adolescents and Violence Television News Media NGOs Religious Groups United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:26:45 +0000 jlevy 9354637 at http://www.comminit.com Escuela Audiovisual Infantil - EAI (Child Audiovisual School), Belén de los Andaquíes http://www.comminit.com/global/content/escuela-audiovisual-infantil-eai-child-audiovisual-school-bel%C3%A9n-de-los-andaqu%C3%ADes <p>This project, centred on community participatory communication, was created to give the children of Belén de los Andaquíes (Caquetá), Colombia, a place to "expand the project of living" through storytelling and media, in order to move away from the consequences of conflict.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The EAI is dedicated to the exploration of visual language and use of communication technologies for the production of audiovisual and multimedia collective pieces in collaboration with children and young people to contribute to self-recognition of cultural values ​​and capacities for building a life plan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Under the slogan "No story no camera", the school leadership intends that young people become interested in registering their experiences and everything that "characterises their territory." One product is the children's television series "Telegordo", winner of the call for incentives for the promotion of child audiovisual production, organised by the Ministry of Culture and the National Television Commission.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Other productions, such as The Portrait of Bethlehem, Stories of the Andaquí Road, and Films on Rights, have been built through narrative and visual education and, in turn, according to the school, have improved the living conditions of many local children. The school has developed a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://escuelaaudiovisualinfantil.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">blogsite</a> and a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Escuela-Audiovisual-Infantil/129654637055616" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook page.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>EAI Ethos</em></strong></p> <p>In the words of school founder Alirio González: "The EAI articulated its goals through four principal ideas: first ‘No camera without a story’, the principal condition to begin the process is for the child to approach the school with a local story they want to tell. The school does not teach anything that the child does not need for the achievement of his project goals. Second, ‘Technologies connected to our locality’, when a child observes his context through a digital camera, he is taking his place in the community and gains awareness of his role in the construction of a collective future. Third, ‘We narrate what we do and who we are’, so the community can discover where it wants to go in terms of future development. Finally, ‘We ‘steal’ children from war’, as this initiative intends to offer local children and youth an alternative to a life in the ranks of armed groups and drug traffickers." Alirio González <a href="mailto:aliriogonzalez@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">aliriogonzalez@gmail.com</a> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Rights, New Technologies, Conflict</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the support of the Spanish non-governmental organisation (NGO) Taking Conscience, in 2008, EAI established its current headquarters, where children take part in forums, workshops, reading and writing, editing, and production work directly in film. In addition, there are dedicated spaces for those housewives and the elderly who are passionate about media culture.</p> <p> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Among other accolades, EAI was highlighted as "Best Community Media" in the Journalism Week Awards 2013: "The country counted from the regions"; and winner of the India Catalina Award for Community Production with "Telegordo" series in February 2013.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wnW7mgvoRvc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/muro_escuela_audiovisual.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/escuela-audiovisual-infantil-bel%C3%A9n-de-los-andaqu%C3%ADes-0">Escuela Audiovisual Infantil, Belén de los Andaquíes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.centrodememoriahistorica.gov.co/noticias/noticias-cmh/escuela-audiovisual-infantil" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Centro Nacinoal Memoria y Historia website</a>, March 31 2015, and email from Alirio&nbsp;González to The Communication Initiative on April 4 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/escuela-audiovisual-infantil-eai-child-audiovisual-school-bel%C3%A9n-de-los-andaqu%C3%ADes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/escuela-audiovisual-infantil-eai-child-audiovisual-school-bel%C3%A9n-de-los-andaqu%C3%ADes#comments Colombia Experiences Children - Communicating with, for and about Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Entertainment Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Entertainment Orgs Education Foundations Visual Arts NGOs New Technologies Youth Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:03 +0000 jlevy 9354389 at http://www.comminit.com