Journal of Development Communication

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, December

Communication and Invitational Social Change
The scene is a public square in Oakland California. The date: early December, 2008. Two hundred citizens of Oakland have heeded the call of a local theater company to create a "theatrical reenactment" of the 1946 Oakland General Strike 62 years ago,...
Constructing Defences of Peace: Peace Education and the Media
Violent conflict is a major destructive force that can impede development. Physical violence and armed conflict affect not only the infrastructure but also the minds of people involved in violence. The trauma of large-scale violent conflict especially...
Coping with Climate Change: Will Women Share the Burden?
Farmers in Malawi used to be able to predict the coming of the rains, but no longer. So Mazoe Gondwe, the food provider for her family, diversifies production by dividing her plot of land among rain-fed and irrigated crops, hoping for the best. ...
Examining the Trust Crisis for Multi-National Corporations in China: A Triple-Case Study of International Public Relations
The activity and market investment of multi-national corporations (MNCs) have been drastically increasing due to China's open-market reform and rapid economic growth. By 2000, 400 of the 500 most famous MNCs had invested in China (Chen, 2004). In 2005,...
Foreword
When climate negotiators gather in Copenhagen in December for the 15th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, they will be setting a course that will move the world's governments either forward or merely...
Re-Examination of Development Communication Theory and Practice: Informing a Critique of UNESCO's Model Curricula for Journalism Education for Developing Countries and Merging Democracies
Efforts internationally are underway to assess the quality of journalism education, a process that inevitably considers curriculum and the preparation of journalists able to meet professional standards. This article discusses three such efforts: the...
Using Satellite Technology for Higher Education: Chinese and Indian Experiences
It is evident from numerous accounts that satellites have the capacity to reach even the remotest places on earth under the open sky. Besides the developed world, many developing countries have tried to harness the potential of this resource towards...
Women Empowerment through the Village Pay Phone Programme of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh: A Revisit after Ten Years
The diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has come to play a major part in development programmes around the world. Among them, the mobile phone have been used, to combat poverty and give the people an opportunity to join the...