Diverse communities, diverse media: The 10th OURMedia conference in Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Thomas, Verena & Rodríguez, Clemencia (2014) Diverse communities, diverse media: The 10th OURMedia conference in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. Glocal Times, 21, pp. 1-10.

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The 10th OURMedia conference was held from 21-25 July 2014 at the University of Goroka (UOG) in Papua New Guinea. The Centre for Social and Creative Media (CSCM), a media research centre of UOG, took the lead in organising the conference. In line with the focus of the CSCM around locally appropriate approaches to research and media production, the conference themes included the theory and practice of alternative and community media, indigenous values and communication for development, mobile and social media, and issues of representation and intellectual property among others. Attended by over 150 scholars and practitioners from over a dozen different countries, who were welcomed by the traditional landowners of Humilaveka[i], OURMedia X was a significant event for understanding community and alternative media in the Pacific. This brief report captures some of the key concepts and ideas discussed at this conference and the contribution it makes to current debates around communication and social change. We predominantly present examples from Papua New Guinea to contextualise some of the keynote presentations and discussions at OURMedia X.

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ID Code: 99666
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2016 22:32
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 00:23

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