Academic journal article Journal of Development Communication

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Development Communication

Editorial

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This issue of The Journal of Development Communication is the Number One of the Twenty first Volume. In other words, JDC has passed 20 years of publication smoothly and uninterruptedly. The efforts by the publisher and the editors of JDC in this context have been greatly enhanced and patronised by the readers, subscribers and contributors from all over the world. We are indeed very grateful to them.

Professor Nora C Quebral is one of the pioneer Gurus of development communication in line with the late Everett Rogers and others. Nowadays, it is not always common to come across her contribution to development communication. We are honoured to publish her latest on devcom in this issue. We are confident that readers will enjoy her article.

Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular both as a conservation tool and as an alternative to unsustainable tourism practices. The article of Dr Stacey K Sowards examines the role of ecotourism in three national park areas in Kalimantan, Indonesia. While Stacey in the article will draw the attention of the environmental communicators, she will also draw to the number of pitfalls that can be addressed through effective communication between and among individual parties.

Professor Samsudin A Rahim presents important issues on youth development and their challenges and contradictions in his article "Regenerating Youth Development: The Challenges for Development Communication". Empowerment and participation are two vital concepts in the youth development and development communication approaches. Both these approaches aim at developing society in particular marginalised society to ensure that they are not left behind in the rapid expansion of the nation.

Dr Farish Ullah has undertaken a study to examine the influence of five significant demographic variables viz. …

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