On 13 February 2013 we will celebrate World Radio Day for the second time since it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a day to celebrate radio broadcasting, improve international cooperation among radio broadcasters and encourage decision-makers to create and provide access to information through radio, including community radios.
As part of the celebration, Fundación Comunica and the International Association for Media and Communication Research -IAMCR- are supporting UNESCO in offering radio researchers and broadcasters an opportunity to tell a story about radio to the world. “Did you know that…?” will be a series of short (1.5 to 2 minutes) radio spots in which broadcasters and researchers, can share their facts, figures and anecdotes about radio with the world. Do you have a story about radio? Do you have an interesting fact about radio or an example of an innovative programme? If you do, let us know.
Fundación Comunica is hiring a Communication Officer to develop and implement a communication strategy for a research and knowledge sharing project: Rethinking the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean. This part-time position in Montevideo is open immediately and will continue for nine months. The deadline to apply is 27 September 2012.
Edited by Bruce Girard and Estela Acosta y Lara, Comunica’s new book features case studies and reports on the use of “web 2.0″ and social networking applications and services to increase the impact of research on policy in Latin America. This book features case studies and reports on the use of “web 2.0″ and social networking applications and services to increase the impact of research on policy in Latin America.
It is available as a free download or for purchase in English and Spanish. >
This iGuide was developed for use by Impact 2.0 research projects to provide ideas and guidelines for how web 2.0 and social networking tools can be used to facilitate collaborative policy making and the effective insertion of research into the policy process. It was prepared by Cheekay Cinco, Karel Novotný and Bruce Girard.
The iGuide is a wiki available in Spanish and English >